February 2012 Ancient Americas Lectures and Conferences 
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 February 2012 Ancient Americas Lectures and Conferences

February 1, 12:00 PM
Illinois State Museum Brown Bag Seminar
"The End of Time: Maya, Aztec, and Pueblo Views of the "End of the
Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State
News media reports about the so-called Maya prediction of the end of
the world in 2012 fail to note that many Native American peoples, and
peoples elsewhere in the world, have a cyclical view of time in which
a cycle of time ends and a new one begins. For example, the Hopi in
Arizona are now in their Fourth World. The Maya did predict the end of
a time cycle in roughly 2012, but it was to be followed by the start
of another 5,000-year cycle, not the end of time itself. This
presentation will focus on cosmology and cyclical time for four Native
American groups.
Research and Collections Center
1011 East Ash Street
East Conference Room
Springfield, Illinois

Friday, February 3, 7:15 PM
Pre-Columbian Society of Washington DC Lecture
"No Time Left For You; Chronology and the End of the Moche"
Luis Jaime Castillo Butters
When did the Moche disappear and why did the Moche collapse are two
questions that archaeologists have debated for years. We may now have
an answer, in terms of dates and other means of measuring time, to
address the process that led to the demise of the Moche.  In his
February talk, Luis Jaime Castillo will present a step-by-step account
of the end of the Moche culture in the Jequetepeque valley.
Luis Jaime Castillo Butters is Principle Professor of Archaeology in
the Department of Humanities at the Pontifica Universidad in Lima,
Peru.  Since 1991 he has been the scientific director of the San Jose
de Moro Archaeological Program. He has codirected several other
important excavation projects in Peru and has written widely about
early North Coast societies. He serves as Co-Editor of Latin American
Antiquity and currently is a Dumbarton Oaks Fellow.
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives,
1201 17th Street  NW
Washington DC

February  3-4, 2012,
Maya Society of Minnesota Lecture and Workshop
February 3, 7:30 PM
" Time and Meaning in Aztec Art"
Andy Barnes
Giddens Learning Center,100E,
Hamline University
St. Paul, Minnesota
February 4; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Workshop: "Mexican Divinatory Almanacs"
Andy Barnes
Giddens Learning Center 6S (Anthropology Lab),
Hamline University
St. Paul, Minnesota
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February 4, 1:00 PM
"Ceramic Analysis and the Ancient Hohokam Economy"
Dr. David Abbott
 The prehistoric Hohokam of the Phoenix basin are best known for their
impressive irrigation infrastructure along the lower Salt and middle
Gila Rivers. Intensive archaeological analysis of their hydraulic
works has revealed much about the Hohokam economy, but less well known
is the role that ceramic research is playing in reconstructing the
Hohokam past. The lower Salt River valley is characterized by a
geological terrain that may be the best on the planet for ceramic
sourcing studies, allowing the movement of clay containers between
producers and consumers to be traced over distances as short as 5 km.
Pottery transactions were common in Hohokam society, and, with this
level of spatial precision, their study is revealing much about the
ancient Hohokam economy.
David R. Abbott is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona
State University. He has designed and is conducting a long-term
research program focused on the ancient pottery of the Sonoran
Seating is limited.
Dear Valley Rock Art Center
3711 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, Arizona

February 7, 6:00 PM
Center for Desert Archaeology Lecture
"New Directions and Old Obstructions in Southern Arizona Rock Art
Henry Wallace, Desert Archaeology, Inc.
Casa Vicente,
375 S. Stone Avenue,
Tucson, Arizona

February 7, 7:00 PM
Missouri History Museum Lecture
"Art and Religion of Ancient Cahokia"
Reconstructing the religion of the ancient inhabitants of Cahokia is
an ongoing process. Jim Duncan offers a look at the arts and
iconography associated with the mound builders and how these related
to their belief system.
Co-sponsored by the Mound City Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological
AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
5700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri

February 7, 6:00 PM
Archaeology Cafe and Archaeology Southwest Lecture
"What Can We Really Learn from Prehistoric Rock Art? New Directions
and Old Obstructions in Southern Arizona Rock Art Research"
Henry Wallace will broaden our thinking about what rock art can
contribute to our understanding of the human experience.
Free and open to the communityall are welcome. Seating is open and
unreserved. Guests are encouraged to support our host, Casa Vicente,
by buying their own cooking.net">food and drinks.
Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue,
Tucson, Arizona

February 7, 7:00 PM
Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture
"Changes in the Land and Human Settlement Evolution at the Illinois/
Spoon River Confluence Futon County, Illinois"
In 1930, the University of Chicago ushered in a new era of
archaeological innovation with their excavations at the Morton site,
now a part of the developing Emiquon Preserve.  Subsequent
reconnaissance surveys of this area have located 29 mortuary sites and
129 habitation areas featuring examples of every prehistoric culture
now identified in the region.  Twenty-seven archaeological excavations
have been carried out at  these locations.
These unique explorations into the human past will be described and
combined with information obtained from some 850 subsurface geological
excavations and deep sediment cores to assess landform assemblages,
related climatic change, and demonstrate how man adjusted his lifeway
to accommodate the changing Illinois valley landscape over the past
12,000 years.
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Lewistown, Illinois

February 8, 8:00-9:30 PM
Institute of Maya Studies Explorer Session Lecture
Digging Deeper in the Dry Tortugas with Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA
Dry Tortugas National Park is located 70 miles west of Key West, and
it is home to Ft. Jefferson which is the largest masonry structure in
the western hemisphere. In 2009 and 2010, the National Park Service,
Florida Public Archaeology Network, and Florida Anthropological
Society cooperated to bring public archaeology to Garden Key. This
talk provides a brief history of cultural resource management at Dry
Tortugas National Park and discusses the public archaeology events at
the Park.
Michele Williams, Ph.D., RPA is the Director for the Southeastern
Region of Florida Public Archaeology Network. Dr. Williams has
participated in digs throughout the southeastern United States for the
past 20 years. Her specialty within archaeology is the use of plants
by prehistoric Native Americans.
The Institute of Maya Studies meets at the Miami Science Museum,
3280 South Miami Avenue, across from Vizcaya;
Maya Hotline: 305-279-8110.
Subscribe to the full-color e-mailed version of our monthly IMS
Explorer newsletter at:

February 8, 7:30 PM
Desert Foothills Chapter, Arizona Archaeology Society Lecture
"Harris Site Mimbres, New Mexico"
Barbara Roth
Community Building (Maitland Hall) of the Good Shepherd of the Hills
6502 E. Cave Creek Road,
Cave Creek. Arizona

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6:00 PM
"The Classic Preclassic in the Maya Lowlands: The Case Study of the
Mirador Basin, Northern Guatemala"
Richard Hansen
The origins of cultural complexity in the Maya Lowlands has been a
subject of intense scrutiny in recent studies.  The Maya provide an
unusual study in light of parallel developments in the Olmec and
Zapotec heartlands, and evidence now suggests that the Maya developed
a precocious cultural development at least a thousand years prior to
the great Classic periods of Maya civilization.  The evidence of the
earliest Maya developments throughout the Maya Lowlands demonstrate a
remarkable homogeneity of civilizational assimilations, and at the
same time, certain levels of discontinuity and disjunction.  The
Mirador Basin of Northern Guatemala provides a case study of incipient
Maya civilization and the associated processes which allow a
synchronic and diachronic evaluation of the human saga in the Maya
Lowlands, and the social, economic, environmental, and political
factors that gave rise to one of the world's great ancient
University of Richmond
Jepson Hall, Room TBA
Richmond, {*filter*}ia

Feb. 9, 7:30 PM
Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society Lecture
"The Hohokam And Akimel Oodham: Prehistory and History along the
Middle Gila River in Southern Arizona"
Chris Loendorf, Manager, Cultural Resource Management Program, Gila
River Indian Community"The Hohokam And Akimel Oodham: Prehistory and
History along the Middle Gila River in Southern Arizona"
Pueblo Grande Museum
Phoenix, Arizona

February 9, 7:30 PM
Pacific Coast Archaeology Society Lecture
"Bolsa Chica Archaeology Part V: Features and Functions"
Dr. Nancy Anastasia Wiley
This talk is the fifth in a series on Bolsa Chica Archaeology which
have been presented at Pacific Coast Archaeological Society meetings
since 2010. In a tribute to Dr. Hal Eberhart, Parts One and Two
presented a history of investigations on the Mesa sites (including a
detailed bibliography) and a Californian-Chilean Cogged Stone review
and comparison. Parts Three and Four highlighted other artifacts.
Shell beads were thoroughly explored, and a taxonomic hierarchy
presented. Manufacturing industries were described including the
process for making shell beads. Hammerstone production for bipolar
lithic reduction, bead drill manufacture, and for cogged stone shaping
and notching was also presented. The next three talks will concentrate
on other aspects of the archaeological sites. Numerous features were
located during the various exploration programs at CA-ORA-83, CA-
ORA-85, and CA-ORA-86 including natural geological phenomena and the
results of cultural activities. Soil undulations and inclusions, such
as natural pigments, characterize the unusual geological deposits.
Prehistoric features that were documented on the Mesa include cultural
depressions and rock, shell, and bone concentrations. In addition,
historic activities in and around the sites are reflected in remnants
of structural remainswooden, ceramic, metal and plastic pipelines,
and other mechanical parts related to military activities, and
agriculture and oil industries throughout the 1900s. This presentation
briefly describes Bolsa Chica features and their probable functions.
Irvine Ranch Water District,
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue (between the I-5 and I-405, next to the Post
Irvine, California

February 10-11
"Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan: Cultural Continuity in Central Mexico"
A Symposium in Homage to Alfredo Lpez Austin
California State University, Los Angeles
Alfredo Lpez Austin was an established attorney in his hometown of
Ciudad Juarez, Mxico before earning his doctorate in history from the
Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico (UNAM).  He quickly acquired a
reputation as a brilliant scholar in the field of Mesoamerican
mythology and cosmology.  His emphasis is on the Nahua people. Today,
he is an emeritus professor of history at UNAMs Facultad de Filosofa
y Letras and an emeritus researcher at UNAMs Instituto de
Investigaciones Antropolgicas.
Friday, February 10, 2012
9:30 am 9:45 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno / Hector M. Crdova
9:45 am 11:00 am
Fif{*filter*} Years of Change and Continuity in the Mixtec-Nahua Codex
Sierra, 1550-1564
Kevin Terraciano, University of California Los Angeles
11:00 am 11:45 am
Cave, City and Tree as Places of Cosmological Change in the Mapa de
Cuauhtinchan #2
Davd Carrasco, Harvard Divinity School
11:45 am 1:00 pm
1:00 pm 1:45 pm
To the Underworld and Back: A Lasting Symbolism of the Ballgame
Eric Taladoire, University of Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbonne
1:45 pm 2:30 pm
Ulama: The Survival of a Mesoamerican Ballgame
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, California State University, Los Angeles
2:30 pm 2:45 pm
2:45 pm 3:30 pm
How to Run a Feather Mosaic Workshop: Aztec Data and Modern
Frances Berdan, California State University, San Bernardino
3:30 pm 4:15 pm
The Power of Color and Image in the Florentine Codex: Pigments,
Artists and Ways of Painting
Diana Magaloni-Kerpel, Museo Nacional de Antropologa, Mxico
(National Museum of Anthropology of Mexico)-INAH
4:15 pm 5:00 pm
Questions and Answers from Todays Panelists
5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Mexican Refreshments
Saturday, February 11, 2012
9:00 am 9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Manuel Aguilar-Moreno / Hector M. Crdova
9:15 am 10:00 am
Teotihuacan Ideas of Time and Space: Decoding Buried Offerings from
Central Mexico
Leonardo Lpez Lujn, Proyecto Templo Mayor - Instituto Nacional de
Antropologa e Historia (INAH)
10:00 am 10:45 am
Searching for Paradise: The Symbolism of the Soul and the Afterlife in
Early Postclassic Tula and Chichen Itza
Karl Taube, University of California Riverside
10:45 am 11:00 am
11:00 am 11:45 am
The Contribution of Xochicalco to Central Mexican Archaeology
Kenneth Hirth, Pennsylvania State University
11:45 am 12:30 pm
The Other Aztecs: Man-Gods and Eastern Nahua-Mixtec Confederacy
Building on the Puebla Plain
John M.D. Pohl, University of California Los Angeles
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
1:30 pm 2:15 pm
Santiago and the Conquest of Mexico
Eloise Quinones-Keber, City University of New York
2:15 pm 3:00 pm
De Teotihuacan a Tenochtitlan: Alfredo Lpez Austin
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Instituto Nacional de Antropologa e Historia
3:00 pm 3:15 pm
3:15 pm 3:30 pm
Homage to Alfredo Lpez Austin
3:30 pm 4:15 pm
La Tradicin Mesoamericana a Ojo de Pjaro, a Ojo de Hormiga
Alfredo Lpez Austin, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico (UNAM)
4:15 pm 5:00 pm
Questions and Answers from Todays Panelists
This symposium was organized by the Art History Society of CSULA.
2011-2012 Officers

February 11, 1:15 PM
British Museum Gallery Talk
"War and Agriculture in Ancient Mexico"
Room 27
British Museum
London, England

February 11, 10:00 AM
deYoung Museum Lecture
"The Mystery of Inca Maize Belts: The Da Vinci Code Without the
The Textile Arts Council presents Lynn A. Meisch, Professor of
Anthropolgy, Saint Mary's College of California.
The only documented continuous Inca weaving tradition involves
abstract maize-motif belts woven in the Andes of Huamachuco in
northern Peru. Prof. Meisch identified these belts in 2002, and her
research involved a 16th-century manuscript, French and American
textiles researchers, museums, highway robbers, and the Peruvian
spinners and weavers. Her talk covers the importance of maize to the
Incas, the decoding of the manuscript, how local women warp and weave
the belts, the challenges of doing fieldwork in this region, and the
gendered significance of the belts, which have linked female fertility
with maize agriculture for at least 700 years.
Tickets available at the door. Free to Textile Arts Council members,
$5 for Fine Arts Museums members and students, $10 for non-members.
deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

Feb 11, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
"19th Annual East Texas Archeological Conference"
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:20 Don G. Wyckoff, Woodland Cultural Manifestations in Oklahoma
9:20-9:40 Jeffrey S. Girard, The Bellevue Mound and Woodland Period
Occupations in Northwest Louisiana
9:40-10:00 Robert Z. Selden, Jr., The Texas Woodland Period: Spatial
and Temp{*filter*}Considerations from the East Texas Radiocarbon Database
10:00-10:20 James E. Barrera, Revisiting the Mossy Grove of the Neches
and Angelina River Systems: Issues and Solutions
BREAK 10:20-10:50
10:50-11:10 Steve Ahr, The Texas Sandy Mantle Revisited: New Insights
from Geologic, Pedologic, and Optical Dating Studies
11:10-11:20 Jesse Todd, The Deer Jaw: A Multi-Tool
11:20-11:40 Morris K. Jackson, A Look on the InsideRadiography as an
Adjunct to Archeology
11:40-11:55 Steve Carpenter, The Grand Parallel: Site Distribution
Patterns of Multi-mound Centers from East Texas to the Lower
Mississippi Valley
LUNCH 11:55-1:15
1:15-1:35 Chester P. Walker, Geophysical Investigations at the George
C. Davis Site
1:35-1:55 Tom Middlebrook, The Tyson Site (41SY92) Reconsidered
1:55-2:10, Elsbeth Linn Dowd, Pottery from the Mountain Fork Caddo:
Local Chronology, Regional Connections, and Ceremonial Practices
2:10-2:30, Victor Galan, Testing of the Lake Bistineau Dam Site
2:30-2:50, George Avery, Ground Truthing a Geophysical Survey at Los
BREAK 2:50-3:10
3:10-3:25 Jim Tiller, The Indian Territory Caddo
3:25-3:45 Bob Vernon, An Isolated Archeological Time Capsule: T&P
#661s Wreck Site, The Saga Continues
3:45-4:30 Leslie L. Bush, An Effective, Inexpensive, Method of
Flotation for the Recovery of Plants and other Small Remains from
Archeological Sites
Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Rd.
across Spur 248 from the University of Texas
Tyler, Texas

February 13, 6:00 PM
Southwest Seminars Lecture
"Colonization of the Americas; An Alternative View"
Dr. C{*filter*}te Beck
Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico

February 15, 8:00-9:30 PM
Institute of Maya Studies Presentation
Long Distance Trade and Identity Maintenance at Early Classic
Chunchucmil with Traci Ardren, Ph.D.
This lecture will explore the role of talud-tablero architecture and
polychrome ceramic vases in the creation and maintenance of an
imagined community created in the northern Maya lowlands at the end of
the Early Classic period. Through the use of stylistic elements found
throughout Mesoamerica, but especially in the city of Teotihuacan,
people at the site of Chunchucmil and elsewhere in the region created
a sense of a shared community identity with other Mesoamericans. Her
explanation of the use of such elements at a small residential group
within the center of the trade site of Chunchucmil emphasizes the
specific cultural and historical context of this city as well as the
usefulness of self-evident social identities to urban populations.
Traci Ardren is Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Miami. Dr.
Ardren is an anthropological archaeologist interested in New World
prehistoric cultures. Dr. Ardren has published articles in the
journals World Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Archaeological Review
from Cambridge, and is currently working on a study of identity in the
archaeological record of the northern Maya lowlands.
The Institute of Maya Studies meets at the Miami Science Museum,
3280 South Miami Avenue, across from Vizcaya;
Maya Hotline: 305-279-8110.
Subscribe to the full-color e-mailed version of our monthly IMS
Explorer newsletter at:

February 16, 7:00 PM
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center Lecture
"Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four
Robert Birmingham discusses his new book that examines the ancient
effigy mounds by looking at an area of Wisconsin where they are best
described and preserved.
Port O'Call, Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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February 19, 2:30 PM
Denver Art Museum Lecture
"Misunderstanding the Maya Calendar: 2012 & Why You Shouldn't Worry"
Join archaeologist Dr. Ed Barnhart, director of the Maya Exploration
Center in Austin, Texas, as he attempts to separate fact from fiction
and  calculation from conjecture in a lecture about the 2012 and the
Maya calendar. This talk will discuss the foundations of the 2012
phenomena, the pseudo-science behind many of the claims, and how much
of it has absolutely nothing to do with the Maya.
Free for Alianza members, $5 DAM members and college students with
current ID, $10 general public
Reservations not required.

Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.
Hamilton Building, Lower Level
Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado

February 19, 7:30 PM
Santa Fe Archaeology Society Lecture
"Blue J: The Chaco-Era Outlier that Wasnt"
John Kantner; SAR
Courtyard by Marriott,
3347 Cerrillos Rd,
Santa Fe, New Mexico

February 20, 7:30 PM
AIA Society Event
"Underwater Maya: Discovery, Mapping, and Excavating in a Peat Bog
Below the Sea Floor, Belize"
Heather McKillop
While walking in a shallow lagoon in southern Belize in search of
briquetagebroken pots used to boil brine over fires to make saltwe
made an accidental discovery that has transformed our knowledge of the
ancient Maya. We found wooden posts and artifactsincluding the only
reported ancient Maya canoe paddleperfectly preserved in a peat bog
below the sea floor. The peat is mangrove peat, formed from
accumulation of debris and roots as the salt-water red mangroves kept
pace with rising seas. We did find lots of briquetage, but also the
buildings and other structures associated with a massive salt
production industry that reached its peak during the height of the
Late Classic Maya civilization (A.D. 600-900), when demand at the
inland cities for this basic biological necessity was highest. Since
wood is rarely preserved in the tropical landscape of Central America,
the Paynes Creek Salt Works provide a stunning example of the kinds of
wooden buildings used by the ancient Maya. In this presentation, I
summarize the discovery and mapping of some 4000 wooden posts between
2005 and 2009, as well as the ongoing field research excavating
Ancient Maya Wooden Architecture and the Salt Industry. With a Site
Preservation Grant from the AIA for Underwater Maya, I am working
with the local communities to provide displays and education,
including an observation platform at the sites, to promote tourism
and protection of these ancient Maya treasures of the sea.
Courtyard by Marriott
3347 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico

February 23, 6:00 PM
Gordon R. Willey Lecture
Peabody Museum, Harvard
"Maya and the Idea of Empire: A View from the Field"
David Freidel, Professor of Archaeology, Washington University, St.
Harvard Peabody Museum
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 24-26
Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop
Middle American Research Institute
"In the Time of the Maya"
February 24, 6:00 PM
Keynote Address:
Maya Apocalypse Soon?
Anthony F. Aveni (Colgate University)
New Orleans Museum of Art
Saturday February 25, 2012
Cycle 1
David Stuart (University of Texas at Austin/The Mesoamerica Center)
Cycle 7: Making History & Materializing Sacred Place in the Text-Free
Patricia A. McAnany (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Cycle 8: The Fall of a Giant and the Rise of a King
Kathryn Reese-Taylor (University of Calgary)
Cycle 9: Terse Texts, Passive Participants: Texts of the Classic Maya
Marc Zender (Tulane University)
Cycle 10: Transitions and Transformations
Prudence Rice (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
Cycle 11: A View from Mayapan, the Last Capital in Mexico
Susan Milbrath (Florida Museum of Natural History/University of
Cycle 12
Laura Caso (Colegio de Postgraduados - Puebla)
Cycle 13: Eve of the New Maya Dawn?  Mayan peoples in the "last"
Judith Maxwell (Tulane University)
Sunday February 26, 2012
First Annual Maya Hieroglyphic Forum: Texts About Time
Marc Zender (Tulane University), David Stuart (University of Texas at
Austin/The Mesoamerica Center), and Stanley Guenter (Idaho State
Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
Markus Eberl (Vanderbilt University)
Reading the Painted Books: Omens and Prophecies in the Maya Codices
Bruce Love (Independent Researcher)
Last Words: Hieroglyphic Inscriptions from the Terminal Classic Period
Stanley Guenter (Idaho State University)
Tulane University
Stone Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

February 24-26, 2012
40th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and
The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago
For additional information on the meeting, including abstract
deadlines, hotels, exact starting times, abstracts, and other
attractions please visit our website:

Montgomery Ward Hall (Lecture Hall 1) in The Field Museum.  People
wanting to attend the meetings should enter the museum through the
WEST DOOR (the opposite side of the building from the lake), as that
entrance is the closest to the Montgomery Ward Hall (Lecture Hall 1).
Chicago, Illinois

February 26,12:00 PM-3:00 PM
AIA Society Event: Milwaukee
After the Maelstrom: The Archaeology of Post-Collapse Maya
Communities in Central Quintana Roo, Mexico,
Dr. Laura Villamil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Classic Maya civilization flourished in Mesoamerica from ca. 250
to 900 AD and then collapsed. But what happened to the people? In her
lecture, Prof. Laura Villamil, UW-Milwaukee, will present evidence of
a widespread reoccupation of abandoned Classic Maya sites in south-
central Quintana Roo, Mexico. Based on her recent excavations at the
site of Margarita and neighboring sites, she will discuss what
happened in the immediate aftermath of the so-called Classic Maya
Collapse (ca. 850-900 AD), as well as some of the strategies adopted
by the Maya to initiate the process of societal regeneration.
UW-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Rm G90
3413 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 26
AIA Society Event: Denver
"When its Hot, its Hot: Changing Climates and Shifting Prehistoric
Populations in Western Colorado"
James C. Miller
Recent excavations and environmental studies at the Jeanne Site
(5GF741), a rock shelter near Loma, Colorado, have provided a record
of periodic use by hunter-gatherers as well as a detailed account of
past climates from about 10,000 years ago to present. The small
northwest-facing overhang was a satellite site for sheltering groups
involved in hunting as well as seed and other plant gathering.
Features used for cooking and producing heat and others used for plant
cooking.net">food processing and storage are prevalent.  In addition, a series of
post holes in 6500 to 5000 year old deposits suggests the construction
of a protective barrier against the elements or simply a wall to
isolate one area of the interior space for special use.  Comparison of
the frequency of occupations at the Jeanne Site with the frequency of
occupations on three other western Colorado sites (5GF1323, the Indian
Creek Site [5ME699], and 5ME15398) suggests episodic use of the area
by prehistoric people. Past climate reconstructions using pollen and
geo-climatic interpretations of aeolian and alluvial deposits suggest
heavier use of the area by prehistoric inhabitants during cooler,
concomitantly moister climatic conditions.  Similar to human use of
the area, accumulated data on bison in the archaeological record over
a wider region suggest a pattern of bison population reduction during
long term droughts.
The Tattered Cover Bookstore
1668 16th Street
Denver, Colorado

February 27, 6:00 PM
Southwest Seminars Lecture
"Pre-History of the Pueblo Peoples; How We Learn and What We Know"
Dr. Timothy Kohler
Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7:00 PM
Maya Lecture Series in conjunction with the exhibit, "Maya: Secrets of
their Ancient World." (lecture fees)
"Palenque: The Art and History of an Ancient Maya Royal Court"
David Stuart
Royal Ontario Museum,
Level 1B
Signy and Clophe Eaton Theatre

February 29, 12:00 PM
School for Advanced Research Lecture
"Chaco and Cahuachi: A Tale of Two Pilgrimage Centers"
John Kantner, Vice President for Academic & Institutional Advancement
Comparative archaeological investigation of Chaco Canyon in the US
Southwest and Cahuachi on the south coast of Peru is providing
insights into how large pilgrimage centers develop. More difficult to
explain is why they emerge in the first place, but recent empirical
and theoretical work is providing some prospective answers to this
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
School for Advanced Research (SAR)
660 Garcia St
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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