When:
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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FREE

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Event website:
https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/ancient-maya-response-to-climate-change

Gordon R. Willey Lecture and Reception. Free Public Lecture.

Billie L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Ancient Maya civilization suffered a major demise between the tenth and eleventh centuries. The causes continue to be investigated and debated. Paleoenvironmental research over the past twenty years has revealed that the demise coincided with a prolonged, intensive drought that extended across the region, providing compelling evidence that climate change played a key role in the collapse of the Maya. Billie Turner will examine this evidence and the complex social and environmental conditions that affected Maya societies.

Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

This event will be live-streamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on the HMSC Lecture Videos page approximately three weeks after the lecture.

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