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AIA lecture: Investigating Planning, Ritual, and Power at La Milpa, Belize

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Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Investigating Planning, Ritual, and Power at La Milpa, Belize by Dr. Brett A. Houk on Thursday, December 3, at 5:35 p.m. in the English Building auditorium, room 0001.


Dr. Brett A. Houk, Assistant Professor of archaeology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Texas Tech, will talk about the research that he has been conducting at La Milpa, Belize, over the past three summers.


La Milpa is a large Maya site, which rose to prominence around A.D. 800. Dr. Houk's lecture is revealing new information about the rise and fall of this important city. In his lecture, he will discuss the newest findings and how they relate to planning, ritual, and power in Late Classic Maya society. More information at the La Milpa Core Project website.

Additional information about the Lubbock Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/classic_modern/aia/EVENTS.html