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Exploring an ancient Maya city in Belize

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The great cities of the Ancient Maya vanished more than 1000 years ago. Some of the most impressive have been restored, while others are still under investigation.

Milpa is one such city, its rapid rise, sudden fall and complex urban structure shedding new light on the precariousness of Maya existence.

Professor of Archaeology at Boston University Norman Hammond will give a free public lecture on his work exploring the ancient Maya city of La Milpa in Belize, Central America, this Thursday, at the University of Waikato.

Professor Hammond’s fieldwork in the Maya Area has been predominantly in Belize, at the sites of Lubaantun, Nohmul, Cuello, and La Milpa, and he has worked on Maya exchange systems and the fingerprinting of obsidian and jade sources.

The lecture will be held on Thursday 17 October at 7pm in SG.02, at the University of Waikato. Light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.

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