Gordon R. Willey Lecture and Reception. Free Public Lecture. a lecture by Billie L. Turner II Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Ancient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and astronomy—suffered a major demise between the tenth and eleventh centuries. The causes continue to be...
“Archaeology of the Invisible” a talk by Assistant Professor, Christina Warinner
“Research on Wild Bonobos at Kokolopori” a talk by Assistant Professor, Martin Surbeck
“Introduction to the Evolutionary Neuroscience Lab” a talk by Assistant Professor, Erin Hecht
Christina Warinner studies the long and complicated relationship between humans, their food, and their microbes. In doing so, her group studies not only the food cultures and microbiomes of people today but also the microscopic and biomolecular traces of foods and microbes...
a talk by Dr. Fayza Haikal, professor of Egyptology, The American University in Cairo
Egypt’s recorded history spans six thousand years and is therefore one of the longest and best known in the world. Today, Egyptians practice several religious, artistic, and social traditions that can be traced to ancient Egypt, demonstrating the power and longevity of cultural memory. Drawing on research in archaeology, Egyptian art, writing, and culture, Fayza Haikal will examine Egyptian society’s cultural expressions from antiquity to the present, focusing on language, spirituality,...
Dr. Sarah Baitzel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California San Diego. After spending many years investigating the politics of death and identity in ancient Andean complex societies, her more recent work includes directing two research projects that focus on agropastoralism and state collapse. The first project is situated in the Sama valley on the far south coast of Peru tracing agropastoralism in the wake of Tiwanaku state collapse at the end of the 1st millennium A.D.; the second... Read more about Moving Up, Moving Down, Moving On: Lowland Agropastoralism in the Wake of Tiwanaku State Collapse (11th-12th c. A.D.)
Dr. Elizabeth H. Paris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary. Her research focuses on Mesoamerican archaeology, particularly the pre-Hispanic Maya, the archaeology of urbanism, high-skill craft production, and ancient commerce. She directs the “Economic Networks of Tenam Puente Project,” with Roberto López Bravo and Gabriel Lalo Jacinto. Her research also includes technical analysis of archaeological materials, including stone tools, faunal remains and ancient metals. Her recent journal articles have been published in the Journal of... Read more about Monitoring the Ancient Maya Marketplace: A View from Tenam Puente, Chiapas, Mexico
Common Room Harvard-Yenching Institute 2 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
A Lecture by Dr. Tongli QU Associate Professor, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute Chair/Discussant: Dr. Amy Clark College Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University