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Climate Change and Sociopolitical Cycling in the Maya Region

Douglas Kennett, Department Head and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
The episodic formation, consolidation and breakdown of complex societies occurred in multiple contexts worldwide during the last 5000 years. The cultural evolutionary processes involved are contingent upon interacting endogenous economic, demographic and political mechanisms. In this talk Kennett explores the historical dynamics of this process in the Maya region within the context of regional climate change.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Latin America
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology