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Date: Mar 09, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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Date: Feb 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
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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 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. 

Date: Feb 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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The Maya’s ingenious manipulation of natural resources is awe-inspiring; jungle-covered ruins reveal sophisticated agricultural techniques, water pipe systems, and reservoirs. Nonetheless, when faced with a changing climate, vital resources became scant and Mayan civilization was stressed beyond survival.  Join scholars who are transforming our understanding of the Maya’s collapse and what we can learn from their wondrous achievements and mysterious demise.

Date: Feb 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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The Maya’s ingenious manipulation of natural resources is awe-inspiring; jungle-covered ruins reveal sophisticated agricultural techniques, water pipe systems, and reservoirs. Nonetheless, when faced with a changing climate, vital resources became scant and Mayan civilization was stressed beyond survival.  Join scholars who are transforming our understanding of the Maya’s collapse and what we can learn from their wondrous achievements and mysterious demise.

Date: Dec 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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The Dudley World Music Ensemble presents a unique concert inspired by the Peabody Museum's exhibition Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, featuring both original compositions and existing repertoire drawn from across the world: from battle music in Java and classics dedicated to the war goddess of India to conversations between the Yi mouth harp and voices of tabla drums. The concert will also include performances by Harvard’s Gamelan Si Betty ensemble.

Date: Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 am to at 8:30 pm
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Public Lecture

Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine
Darren Ranco (PhD Social Anthropology, Harvard University), Chair of Native American Programs, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator of Native American Research, University of Maine

Date: Nov 06, 2014 at 6:00 pm to at 8:30 pm
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Public Lecture

Beautiful and Deadly: The Arts of War
Steven LeBlanc, Curator, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Date: Nov 06, 2014 at 1:30 pm to at 3:00 pm
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Students of Anthropology 1130 show and discuss the findings of the 2014 excavation season. Harvard Yard outside Matthews Hall.

Date: Nov 02, 2014 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
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