September 13, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio – Matt O’Mansky, professor of anthropology at Youngstown State University, will present “Revisiting Greatness: How Archaeology is Helping the Modern Maya Become Stewards of Their Past” on Thursday, Sept. 15, at The College of Wooster. O’Mansky’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). An open reception with beverages and snacks will follow the presentation in the foyer outside the lecture room.
The millions of modern Maya people living in Central America are far removed from the great civilization of their ancestors. They are often the poorest of the poor and the most disenfranchised populations. O’Mansky will discuss how, in recent years, the Maya and archaeologists have begun to work together to make the Maya custodians of their past through sustainable development and tourism.
O’Mansky’s lecture is sponsored by the Archaeology Student Colloquium, the Program in Archaeology, the Local Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Cultural Events Committee, and the local chapter of Lambda Alpha National Honorary Society in Anthropology.
Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2474) or e-mail.
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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