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IU Northwest to Host Speaker of Ancient Mayan Agricultural Practices

The IU Northwest Department of Anthropology will host guest speaker, Andrew Wyatt from the University of Illinois at Chicago to discuss ancient Mayan culture, theories and problems in agriculture and the techniques of paleoethnobotany on November 22 at 5:15 p.m. in the IU Northwest Library Conference Center, room 110.

Wyatt will also address his recent work at the site of Motul de San Jose in Guatemala and explain more about Paleoethnobotany, the study of ancient plants and their use by prehistoric cultures.

“The talk will be environmental and ecological, as I will be discussing the necessity to understand the ancient Mayan adaptation to their environment, and how this may help develop sustainable agricultural practices today,” Wyatt said.

Pizza and refreshments will be served following the discussion. This event is free and open to the community. For more information, please contact Bob Mucci at 219-980-6607.

  
Published:

11-18-2002

Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6802
kkintz@iun.edu

Bob Mucci
Dept. of Anthropology
219-980-6607
rmucci@iun.edu

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