David Freidel, Prof. of Anthropology, Washington U, St Louis: Queens of the West

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David Freidel, Prof. of Anthropology, Washington U, St Louis: Queens of the West

Classic Maya History and Archaeology from El Peru-Waka', northwest Peten, Guatemala: The saga of the Kaan kings and queens is the focus of this presentation.

Friday, May 9, 2014
4:00pm-5:30pm
317 Silsby Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Classic Maya archeology in the southern Maya lowlands is converging with an increasingly rich coeval textual record to reveal details of the regional dynamics that engaged the major kingdoms of that world. The saga of the Kaan kings and queens is the focus of presentation. Kaan King Yuhknoom Ch'een the Great (r. 636-686) forged a hegemonic empire in Peten aided by his daughter and military governor in the northwest, Supreme Warrior K'abel, Queen of Waka, and her husband Wak King K'inich Bahlam II

For more information, contact:
Therese Perin-Deville

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