Public Lecture: Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Model of Ancient Maya Civilization
December 04, 2012 07:30 PM
December 04, 2012 09:00 PM
December 04, 2012
from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
|Where||Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Building|
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Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Model of Ancient Maya Civilization
Dr. Jeremy Sabloff
President, Santa Fe Institute
From: Gordon R. Willey/Peabody Museum
Current scholarly understandings of Pre-Columbian Maya civilization are quite different from the traditional model of ancient Maya civilization that dominated the field of Maya studies until recently. In part, this new view is due to both the significant increase in archaeological studies in the Maya area in the past few decades and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic texts, which have provided new insights into Maya history. However, much of the change is due to the introduction and rapid spread of settlement pattern studies more than a half a century ago. This lecture examines the major impact of the methodology of settlement pattern research on Maya archaeology and looks at new directions in the field.
Lecture is free to the public. Parking is $11 in lot #4, entrance at Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Blvd.