Next Meeting of the Pre-Columbian Society
Saturday May 11, 2019 1:30 pm at Penn Museum room 345: Dr. Simon Martin,
Associate Curator and Keeper, Penn Museum: “Maya Politics Redux: Recent Developments in Understanding Classic Maya Political Organization”

Scholarly debate about the political organization of the Classic Maya was intense in the 1980s and 90s, but today has largely coalesced around the “hegemonic model”—first outlined by the speaker in 1992. In subsequent years that model has been refined and expanded, and both supported and elaborated by fresh epigraphic and archaeological finds. This talk explores these developments in the context of Maya archaeology more generally and describes the wide consensus now taking shape.

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