Wednesday, 3/28, 12 p.m. “Anthropology Colloquium, David Carballo: Ritual Offerings and Sacred Architecture in Ancient Central Mexico”

March 25th, 2012

Anthropology Colloquium, David Carballo: “Ritual Offerings and Sacred Architecture in Ancient Central Mexico”

This talk will examine the socially integrative and divisive elements of ritual offerings and ceremonial space within later Formative period (c. 600 BC – AD 100) central Mexico, with a particular focus on recent investigations at La Laguna, Tlaxcala. These investigations seek to elucidate community dynamics and corporate organization within the archaeological record of the region, and to examine the particular historical legacies of Formative ritual to later societies, such as
the Aztecs, Toltecs, and Teotihuacanos. They also speak to the dramatic reconfiguration of central Mexico during its initial period of urbanization and state formation.

Location: Usdan International Lounge. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

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