“After the Maelstrom: The Archaeology of Post-Collapse Maya Communities in Central Quintana Roo, Mexico,” a lecture by Dr. Laura Villamil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society
AIA Society Event: Milwaukee
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 12:00am - 3:00pm
UW-Milwaukee, Sabin Hall, Rm G90
3413 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
The Classic Maya civilization flourished in Mesoamerica from ca. 250 to 900 AD and then collapsed. But what happened to the people? In her lecture, Prof. Laura Villamil, UW-Milwaukee, will present evidence of a widespread reoccupation of abandoned Classic Maya sites in south-central Quintana Roo, Mexico. Based on her recent excavations at the site of Margarita and neighboring sites, she will discuss what happened in the immediate aftermath of the so-called Classic Maya Collapse (ca. 850-900 AD), as well as some of the strategies adopted by the Maya to initiate the process of societal regeneration.