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11 June 2018The Magnificent Maya – Fact or Fantasy?
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The Magnificent Maya – Fact or Fantasy? Dr. Diane Davies Monday 11 June 2018

The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the ancient world.  Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along with their complex social, political and economic systems, make them one of most remarkable cultural groups in the Pre-Columbian Americas.  These people brought us an intricate calendar system, complex hieroglyphic writing, some of the largest pyramids in the world, a form of ballgame that was like no other and most importantly, chocolate!  This lecture will discuss the major achievements of the Maya as well as pointing out the common misunderstandings we have of this remarkable civilization.