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The January, February and March Chicago Archaeological Society lectures will be
via Zoom due to the uncertainty of Chicago area weather.
January 29, 2023
"At Home with the Aztecs"
Dr. Michael E. Smith
Arizona State University
Zoom will open at 3:15 PM CST
Announcements and Program will start at 3:30 PM CST
Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Teotihuacan Research Laboratory, and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He is one of the leading international authorities on the Aztecs, with extensive experience excavating at Aztec sites. The talk is based on his 2011 book At Home with the Aztecs and more recent work.
From Dr. Smith: "At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these were successful and prosperous communities. Michael Smith engagingly describes the scientific, logistic, and personal dimensions of archaeological fieldwork, drawing on decades of excavating experience and considering how his research was affected by his interaction with contemporary Mexican communities."
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