November 10, 2016
WHAT: Lecture by Julie Hoggarth, "Drought and its Demographic Effects in the Maya Lowlands: Bridging Historical and Archaeological Perspectives."
WHEN: 5:35 p.m. Monday (Nov. 14)
WHERE: Room 001, English/Philosophy Building
EVENT: Hoggarth is an assistant professor at Baylor University who has studied the effects drought had on the disintegration of regional governments in the Maya Lowlands at the end of the Classic Period (750-1,000 C.E.). The demographic effects of climate change are largely unknown in the absence of written evidence of the decline of agricultural productivity and population during this period and in this area.
The lecture is sponsored by the Lubbock Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Admission to the lecture is free.
CONTACT: Hannah Friedman, assistant professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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