Scientific Techniques Reveal Clues to the Origins of Maya Civilization
Dr. Takeshi Inomata
March 29, 2018
Takeshi Inomata is Professor and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice at the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. He has been investigating the origins of the Maya civilization and its change through excavations at Aguateca and Ceibal, Guatemala, and recently began a new project to examine the relationship between the Olmec and Maya civilizations. Research at Ceibal revealed the emergence of the Maya was stimulated, not by direct influence from the Olmec, but by more complex interactions with various regions. The application of new technologies, including high-precision radiocarbon dating and airborne laser mapping, is providing exciting data on the origins of the Maya.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. social hour, 7:00 p.m. lecture
Tickets: $5 member, $10 non-member