David Carballo, Boston University: In the Shadow of the Pyramids

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David Carballo, Boston University: In the Shadow of the Pyramids

Teotihuacan was the largest city in the Americas during its apogee in the first half of the first millennium AD and is remarkable for its monumental urban core.

Friday, February 21, 2014
3:30pm-5:00pm
317 Silsby Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Daily Life in the Tlajinga District, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Teotihuacan was the largest city in the Americas during its apogee in the first half of the first millennium AD and is remarkable for its monumental urban core, highly planned residential sectors, diverse economic activities, and multi-ethnic composition.  This talk examines urbanism at the city and the social fabric of daily life, viewed particularly through recent investigations at a southern ward known as the Tlajinga District.  I touch on domestic economy, social status, and processes of urban planning along the Street of the Dead.

For more information, contact:
Therese Perin-Deville
603-646-3256

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.