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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 15th 2015:A New Theory of the Maya Collapse: It didn't happen

Mayan collapse? Why did they not take a sit down break? Perhaps the famed collapse of this ancient empire is not what researchers previously believed. Dr. Anne Pyburn certainly thinks so. The research of Mayan Archaeology and Culture has increased greatly over the past decades. With this research comes new or better understanding of how that society worked. And Dr. Pyburn's point is that the empire did "work", and our preconceived notions of the collapse are not quite correct. Pull up a chair, pour a glass of spiced coco, and perhaps some maize and hear what this past society may have really b

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Dr. Anne Pyburn

Dr. Anne Pyburn is a professor in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. She studies ancient Maya cities and the ethics of heritage conservation. Pyburn has directed major excavations of three ancient Maya cities in Central America, where she discovered a previously unknown style of water conservation and irrigation technology, developed a new perspective on ancient political economy, and has proposed an alternative explanation for the Maya "collapse." Most recently she has collaborated with colleagues in Central Asia promoting grassroots development of projects for cultural preservation. Through her work she has inspired students, intro
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