Architectures of Transition | Anabel Ford: Ancient Maya Settlement Patterns and Traditional Maya Housing— Interpreting Population and Land Use

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12 - 2pm

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This event will be conducted through Zoom only. Please register here

The presentation will start with the archaeology of Maya settlement, mapping remains of domestic and civic architecture and then turn to the buildings and their construction.

A discussion moderated by Elizabeth O'Donnell will follow the presentation.

DR. ANABEL FORD is the Director of the Mesoamerican Research Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, as well as the President of the nonprofit organization Exploring Solutions Past (ESP~Maya). She is a distinguished Maya archaeologist whose research and publications have helped to decoded the ancient Maya landscape. Her encounter of the ancient Maya city center of El Pilar on the contemporary divide of Belize and Guatemala won acclaim with Rolex Awards for Enterprise and the promise to be the first cultural and natural Peace Park of the world. Her passion for the common people of the ancient Maya together with contemporary international politics, conservation and development and interdisciplinary research has inspired the vision of Archaeology Under the Canopy that engages the community in protected area management. With nearly a half a decade of field experience and her broadly inquisitive mind, Ford sees the Maya forest as a garden carried forward by contemporary forest gardeners based on the legacy of the ingenious Maya. Her work brings to the fore the importance of understanding the past to envision creative solutions for the future.

This event is free and open to the public through Zoom.

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