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    Living Room Lecture: Ironworking in Togo, Africa

    A brief review of Bassar research from 1981-2013 will be discussed, focusing on regional survey, developing ceramic chronology, and major discoveries; Early Iron Age discoveries (400 BC-150 AD), including 68-acre smithing center including burials with iron grave goods and smelting…

  • Living Room Lecture - Communing with Earth and Ancestors: Ancient Maya Cave Rituals
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    Living Room Lecture: Ancient Maya Cave Rituals

    The ancient Maya are perhaps best known for their jungle-covered cities with large plazas and grand temples standing taller than the forests encasing them. These built places are often depicted as the settings of elaborate state rituals where elites would…