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Brown Bags

Brown Bag Events invite guest speakers to host seminars at MARI on a wide variety of topics related to the archaeology, history and etnography of Mesoamerica and other world areas. Brown bag events typically take place on Fridays around noon and can be delivered in English and Spanish. Attendants are encouraged to bring lunch!

Academic Year 2019-2020

The Latest Finds from Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan

Chris Rodning
Anthropology, Tulane University
October 4, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


La bóveda en la arquitectura maya

Laura Gilabert Sansalvador
Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
September 27, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Técnicas de documentación para la investigación del patrimonio arquitectónico maya

Riccardo Montuori
Polytechnic University of Valencia
September 6, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute

Academic Year 2018-2019

Floors, Platforms, Earth Offerings? Excavations in the Actuncan E-Group Plaza

Borislava Simova
Anthropology, Tulane University
April 26, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


A Macroregional Perspective on Early Urbanism in Formative Central Mexico: A View from Tlalancaleca, Puebla

Dr. Tatsuya Murakami
Anthropology, Tulane University
April 5, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Why Provenance Research Matters

Viola Königl
Freie Universität Berlin
March 29, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


The Sacred Cavity of the World: Cultural Survival in the Age of Extreme Mining

Dr. Shefa Siegel
Pearson College of the Pacific
March 22, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Feast or No Feast? A Comparative Analysis of Maya Ceramic Assemblages

Caroline A. Parris
Anthropology, Tulane University
March 15, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Gleaning the Most Information from Old Excavations: The Case of Regourdou

Trenton Holliday
Anthropology, Tulane University
February 8, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


How to Avoid Gerrymandering the Past: Characterizing Settlement Density and Boundaries in Landscape-Scale Data

Luke Auld-Thomas
Anthropology, Tulane University
February 1, 2019
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Ancient Lowland Maya Complexity as Revealed by Airborne Laser Scanning of Northern Guatemala

Marcello A. Canuto, Francisco Estra-Belli, and Luke Auld-Thomas
Anthropology, Tulane University
October 5, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


The Tzimin Jades of Paso del Macho: Description and Analysis of a Middle Preclassic Maya Plaza Offering

Evan Parker, PhD Candidate
Anthropology, Tulane University
September 21, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute

Academic Year 2017-2018

Entangled Cultural Politics: Museum Artifacts, Heritage Regimes, and Narratives of National Identity in Honduras

Cordelia Frewen
Doctoral Candidate, University of British Columbia
May 4, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Cochasqui, Ecuador: Recent Research & Future Directions

Ryan Hechler
Anthropology Doctoral Student, Tulane University
April 27, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


The Late Intermediate Period and the Late Horizon on the South Coast of Peru: a view from Tambo Colorado

Cléa Moulin
Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia
April 20, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute


Interpreting the Integrative Strategies of the Classic Period Copan Polity on its Southern Frontier in Western Honduras

Erlend Johnson
Anthropology, Tulane University
April 6, 2018
12:00 P.M.
305 Dinwiddie Hall, Middle American Research Institute