Norman Yoffee

2003, May 4–7
Short SeminarChaco Synthesis
Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Summer ScholarNew Rules of the Game: The Evolution of Ancient States and Civilizations
Archaic StatesSAR Press PublicationArchaic StatesOne of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume addresses how ancient states were structured and how they operated, an understanding of which is key to our ability to interpret a state's rise or fall.
1992, March 14–15
Short SeminarWill the Center Hold, or is Fission the Future of Anthropology
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarRules of the Game: The Evolution of Ancient States and Civilizations
Classic Maya Political HistorySAR Press PublicationClassic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence Ancient Maya civilization once flourished in the rainforests of what is today southern Mexico and Central America. It possessed the only full system of writing ever to be developed in the Americas. The pace of decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has accelerated in the last few years, and half of the inscriptions from the sites of the Classic Period (AD 250–900) have now been read. Much of the newly available information consists of historical records of the careers of Maya rulers of the time.
1982, March 22–26
Advanced SeminarCollapse of Ancient Civilizations

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