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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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July 30th 2014:Cultural Entanglements: Early Globalization in the Americas

When Spain, the 16th century European superpower, spread into the Americas it created a plethora of “situations of contact," transforming all groups involved. Foreign items are often appropriated as luxury goods in sociopolitical struggles for power, and European colonialists realized they could use trade goods to manipulate local politics and loaded their ships with such items. Indigenous peoples often transformed desired trade goods into inalienable objects, which played critical roles in local political systems. The competition of local elites for these goods and their subsequent use as po

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Dr. Timothy Pugh

Dr. Timothy Pugh is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at CUNY Queens. His interests include the Maya, architecture, spatial analysis, ritual, social memory, and cultural contact. His archaeological research focuses upon reconstructing the political geography of 15th to 17th century central Petén, Guatemala. Dr. Pugh obtained is PhD in Anthropology in 2001 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His dissertation examined how the Kowoj of Petén utilized ritual architecture and performances as foundations of ethnic identity. He conducted excavations at Zacpetén, a site that lies in the former Kowoj region, and found that in the mid-15th century, the ceremonial archit
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