Prof. Matt O’Mansky
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology, Youngstown State University
Revisiting Greatness: How Archaeology is Helping the Modern Maya Become Stewards of Their Past
Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall
Reception immediately following
Abstract of lecture:
The millions of modern Maya people living in Central America are far removed from the great civilization of their ancestors. They are often the poorest of the poor and the most disenfranchised populations. Professor O’Mansky will discuss how, in recent years, the Maya and archaeologists have begun to work together to make the Maya custodians of their past through sustainable development and tourism.