David A. Freidel

2016, May 12–14
Spiro Mounds Iconography Presidential SeminarShort SeminarSpiro Mounds Iconography Presidential SeminarThis SAR Presidential Seminar brought together a dozen prominent archaeologists to reassess the artifacts, symbols, and motifs recovered from the Craig Mound, part of Spiro Mounds archaeological site in eastern Oklahoma, in preparation for an upcoming exhibition titled, Recovering Ancient Spiro.
The Futures of Our PastsSAR Press PublicationThe Futures of Our Pasts: Ethical Implications of Collecting Antiquities in the Twenty-first CenturyOwnership of “the past”—a concept invoking age-old struggles to possess and control ancient objects—is an essential theme in understanding our global cultural heritage. Beyond ownership, however, lies the need for stewardship: the responsibility of owners, possessors, and others interested in ancient objects to serve as custodians for the benefit of present and future generations.
2003, December 6–7
Short SeminarArchaeological Investigations in Petén, Guatemala: The Waka Proposal
IdeologySAR Press PublicationIdeology and Pre-Columbian CivilizationsEmploying data from central Mexico, the Maya area, coastal Peru, and highland Peru and Bolivia, directors of several major archaeological field projects interpret evidence of prehistoric ideology and address the question, has ideology any relevance in the reconstruction of prehistory?
Lowland Maya Settlement PatternsSAR Press PublicationLowland Maya Settlement PatternsThis book is a series of essays that offers a framework for the study of lowland Maya settlement patterns, surveying the range of interpretive ideas about ancient Maya remains. Suggesting hypotheses to guide future research, the articles discuss historical, geographical, chronological, and theoretical matters.
Ancient Civilization and TradeSAR Press PublicationAncient Civilization and Trade

The contributors to this volume explore trade’s dynamic role in the growth of early civilizations from the vantage points of archaeology, economics, social anthropology, and cultural geography.

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