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Thursday, May 24 at 7pm
on 5.1 NMPBS
The Collapse Of The Great Mayan Civilization and Chaco Chocolate
What led to the collapse of the great Mayan civilization of Central America?
Using high tech satellite and LiDAR images, Dr. Keith Prufer. Associate Professor of Anthropology, UNM, and his students peer through the dense jungle canopy to discover ancient Mayan ruins. What he found is fascinating…
“There are a lot of lessons we can draw from the past,” said Dr. Prufer. “The advantage of archeology for exploring the past is that we can see the whole picture. And this can give us examples of lessons we can use to face our problems today.”
Keith Malcolm Prufer
Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of New Mexico