P600 | 0401 | Pyburn

This course will be a consideration of how archaeological research
strategies and resulting representations of ancient Maya culture relate to the
political present. Class participants will investigate the origins of
archaeological research questions that are directed at data collected from
Maya archaeological contexts. Then we will discuss the impact of
archaeologist's methodologies and reconstructions on living people. This
is a graduate seminar; undergraduates may be admitted with
permission of the instructor.

Enrollment will be limited to 15; there will be a series of readings for
the class, with some emphasis on the work of Kay Warren.