T. Patrick Culbert

2003
TikalSAR Press PublicationTikal: Dynasties, Foreigners, & Affairs of State: Advancing Maya ArchaeologyNew insights from the Tikal excavations and epigraphic breakthroughs suggest that a thriving marketplace existed in the center of the city, that foreigners comprised a significant element of its populace, and that differences in tomb form and contents signal the changing fortunes of Tikal's rulers.
1999, September 26–30
Advanced SeminarChanging Perspectives on Tikal and the Development of Ancient Maya CivilizationThe Advanced Seminar participants included eight scholars who worked at Tikal during the 1950s and 1960s. Of particular value was the sharing of new information about Tikal that has emerged since the close of the fieldwork there. Thirty years represents a relatively short a period of time, but, said seminar chair Jeremy Sabloff, “for Maya studies, it is like an eternity.”
1991
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.
1986, October 20–24
Advanced SeminarRuling Class Interaction Among the Classic Maya
1981–1982
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarAnalysis of Archaeological Ceramics of Tikal, Guatamala
1977
The Origins of Maya CivilizationSAR Press PublicationThe Origins of Maya CivilizationThe contributors to this book scrutinize the data, survey external influences on the early Maya, and consider economics, ecology, demography, and warfare - as well as social and ideological factors - in explaining the transformation of Maya culture from a village-oriented society to one centered on elite classes living in large civic centers with monumental architecture.
1973
The Classic Maya CollapseSAR Press PublicationThe Classic Maya Collapse

Of the many mysteries surrounding ancient Maya civilization, none has attracted greater interest than its collapse in the eighth and ninth centuries AD. Until recently, speculations on the causes of the collapse have been more numerous than excavated sites in the area. But the past twenty-five years have produced many new findings. In this book, thirteen leading scholars use new data to revise the image of ancient Maya civilization and create a new model of its collapse—a general model of sociopolitical collapse not limited to the cultural history of the Maya alone.

1970, October 18–23
Advanced SeminarThe Classic Maya Collapse


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