Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization

Examines origins, florescence and collapse of selected civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica using archaeological and ethnohistoric evidence. Focuses on the Maya, including their hieroglyphic writing. Themes include development of art and architecture, urbanism, religious and political institutions, human-environment interactions, and socio-political collapse. Representations of Maya society in contemporary film and media.


3.983: 9 units, fall semester



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