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18th Annual Maya Symposium

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Art Freeman Auditorium

Tulane Maya Symposium Registration

8:00 am
Registration & Check-in
Light breakfast and coffee provided.- Sodexo

8:45 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Marcello Canuto, Director, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University

9:00 am
Preclassic Maya Societies and the Question of Inequality
Felix Kupprat, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary
Debra Walker, Florida Museum of Natural History

9:40 am
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Political Consolidation and Collapse in the Southeastern Maya Lowlands
Nicholas Carter, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University

10:20 am
Coffee Break

10:40 am
Inequality of What? Multiple Paths to the Good life
Scott Hutson, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

11:20 am
Quality of Life and Political Change in the Western Maya Lowlands: Classic Period Transitions at Altar de Sacrificios
Jessica L. Munson, Department of Anthropology/Sociology and Archaeology, Lycoming College

12:00 pm
LUNCH- Sodexo
Lunch will be served in Dinwiddie Hall, 1st floor
6823 St. Charles Ave.

2:00 pm
2000 years of Wealth Inequality in the Maya Lowlands: House Size, Settlement Patterns, and Social Organization through Time
Amy Thompson, Department of Geography & the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin

2:40 pm
Human Plunder: The Role of Maya Slavery and Inequality in Postclassic and Early Conquest Era Yucatan, 1450-1550
John F. Chuchiak IV, History Department, Missouri State University

3:20 pm
Coffee Break

3:40 pm
Inequality and Suppression: Tracing Ritual Demise among the Ch’orti’ Maya
Kerry Hull, Department of Religion, Brigham Young University

4:20 pm
Otra Justicia: Maya Survivors' Struggle for Justice After the Acteal Massacre
Claudia Chávez Argüelles, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University

Middle American Research Institute

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8978276