MAYA COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE
A Tuition-Free Lecture Series
Camden County College in partnership with Penn Museum presents a lecture series based upon the exhibit Maya 2012: Lords of Time. University of Pennsylvania anthropologists will discuss aspects of Maya culture in the ancient city of Copan, Honduras during the Classic period. They will reveal the importance placed on time and calendars as well as other components of the society.
Dr. Loa Traxler, co-curator of the exhibit and a member of the Copan team, will explain how the 16 kings who ruled for nearly four centuries – 426-800 AD were seen as semi-divine figures, who were connected to and intervened with supernatural forces. Traxler will use slides of the artifacts – some of which she discovered herself – to explore the mysteries of Maya culture.