Lost civilizations, discovered worlds. Among our great fascinations have long been the stories of the people, cultures and artifacts lying buried and unknown until unearthed by archaeologists.
Join us as we begin an exciting new 92U class in collaboration with Reaktion Books, distinguished UK publisher of the acclaimed series Lost Civilizations. We’ll explore some of the great civilizations of the ancient world, looking at how their vanished cultures, art and history have been rescued from oblivion.
Students will come away with new insights into these lost worlds and their relevance to us today from the renowned scholars and experts who wrote the books dedicated to each topic.
June 15: The Aztecs, with Frances F. Berdan, author of The Aztecs and professor emerita of anthropology at California State University San Bernardino
Frances F. Berdan shines new light on the enigmatic ancient Aztecs and their remarkable achievements, from lofty temples, fine art and beautiful poetry to schools, libraries and markets of entrepreneurs. Exploring topics from empire building to palace life to etiquette and more, Berdan builds upon the latest research to reveal a civilization of great sophistication and finesse.
This class will be recorded for later viewing by patrons.