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Thursday, October 13

Into Death’s Dark Night: Exploring a Royal Maya Tomb at El Diablo, Guatemala

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Starr-Axinn Center, Room 229

Stephen D. Houston, MacArthur Fellow and Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brown University

Dr. Houston will discuss the dramatic July 2010 discovery of this extraordinarily rich tomb. Yielding textiles, ceramics, carvings, and the bones of six children who may have been sacrificed at the time of the king’s death in the late Fourth Century, the tomb was named one of Archaeology Magazine’s “top 10 finds” of the year.  Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Ross Commons, in conjunction with the exhibition Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.