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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fred Valdez, Jr.

Professor Ph.D., Harvard University

Professor, Department of Anthropology
Fred Valdez, Jr.

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history of archaeological investigations in Central America; Mesoamerican prehistory

LAS 391 • Mesoamerica

40480 • Spring 2012
Meets M 100pm-400pm SAC 5.124
(also listed as ANT 384M )
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This seminar reviews the general history of Maya Civilization with a focus on the developments of society. What are the foundations of Maya Civilization? How did Maya institutions (economics, political organization, etc.) develop and change over time? What did Maya society look like through the various Preclassic segments? Each of these concerns and more will be explored through the lens of prehistoric archaeology reviewing social institutions as well as material culture of the Preclassic era.

LAS 324L • Civilization Of The Maya

40135 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm UTC 3.132
(also listed as ANT 360K )
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This course reviews Maya civilization and archaeological and art history perspectives. The Maya region is defined and described in order to have a common basis for studying the civilization. Early investigations into theMaya area and a summary of the earliest inhabitants are presented.

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