March 9, 2019 at Penn
Museum room 345
Dr. Marshall Becker, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at West
Chester University: "Plaza plans at Tikal: understanding the
organization of a
classic period Maya city"
Prof. Emeritus Marshall Joseph Becker began field work at Tikal,
Guatemala in 1960 and has since conducted research at Copan in
Honduras and Cihuatán, El Salvador. He was trained at The University
of Pennsylvania in all four fields of anthropology and uses diverse
techniques to understand the archaeology of these sites as well as
other sites throughout the world at which he has worked, publishing
these data in scholarly journals as well as popular magazines. Dr.
Becker has recently returned to Tikal studies in an effort to
publish data on Plaza Plan 1, the subject of Christopher Jones’
doctoral research. Dr. Becker’s research has been supported by
grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment
for the Humanities, The American Philosophical Society and the
National Geographic Society.
Also on March 9 in Penn Museum: Heather Richards-Rissetto of the
University of Nebraska gave a lecture entitled, "Beyond the Naked
Eye: Revisiting Ancient Maya Cities with 3D Archaeology."
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