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Rethinking Maya Heritage: Past and Present (Free Hybrid Lecture)
Breaking from the past, Maya communities today are actively reframing their cultural heritage in terms of recent history. Richard Leventhal discusses this contested process in this free hybrid talk.
Richard M. Leventhal, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Executive Director, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania
The story of Maya culture as a once-great civilization that built towering pyramids in the jungles of Central America was developed and popularized by national governments, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Previously unable to control the story of their own culture, Maya communities today are actively reframing their heritage andView more
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