What: Zoque: A Forgotten Culture’s Contribution to the Origins of Mesoamerica by Dr. Bruce Bachand, Brigham Young University Archeologist
When: Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 pm:
Where: UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland commons
Light Refreshments will be served
You’re familiar with Maya civilization, but do you understand the significance of the Zoque? On April 13th Dr. Bruce Bachand will explain how a new tomb excavated recently at Chiapa de Corzo in Chiapas, Mexico confirms what a small number of scholars have believed for several decades: that the Zoque contributed important cultural elements to their late Olmec and early Maya neighbors. He will discuss how this find is impacting “Mesoamerican archaeology, Mexico’s view of its past, and perhaps even the lives of modern-day Zoque people who continue to reside in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca.”
The Claire T. Carney Library Associates and UMass Dartmouth’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime & Justice Studies invite you to attend Dr. Bachand’s first U.S. presentation of his internationally celebrated discovery of the oldest known pyramidal tomb in Mesoamerica. The presentation will take place on April 13th at 6:30 pm in UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland Commons.
Dr. Bachand, a native of Acushnet and alumnus of UMass Dartmouth (class of ’93), was introduced to Mesoamerican archaeology in an undergraduate seminar in 1992. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bachand for this special preview of his latest research.
A shuttle bus will be available from Parking Lot 7.