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Maya Peoples and Cultures: Ancient and Contemporary
ANTH 266
Fall 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 269

This course provides an in-depth study of Maya culture and civilization, from the ancient to the contemporary. We will consider how academic disciplines such as archaeology, ethnography, and history have understood the Maya and how these perspectives both support and work against portrayals of the Maya in popular culture. The course is divided into several parts, broken down along both chronological and disciplinary lines, and covers the following topics: origins of Maya civilization; the invention of Maya culture through archaeology and ethnography of the Maya; the contemporary Maya of Mexico, Central America, and beyond; political activism and cultural revitalization movements; consuming Maya culture; and cultural tourism.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(LAST)

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