The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal
Sponsored by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Museum of Science Boston
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Gordon R. Willey Lecture: The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala. Their research revealed that Ceibal was a very early settlement, one that predated the cities constructed in the heyday of Maya civilization. Recent excavations in Ceibal, directed by professors of Anthropology Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, have produced exciting new findings, including the discovery of what is considered the earliest ceremonial complex in the Maya lowlands, dating to 950 BCE. Inomata and Triadan discuss the new discoveries and what they reveal about the origins of Maya culture and society

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