Dr. Patricia McAnany on 'Questioning Maya Collapse: A reconsideration of apocalyptic narratives'

2010-09-28 by

Can the collapse of ancient civilizations be used as lessons for current environmental crises? Were they good stewards of their surroundings, or did deforestation, erosion and overpopulation result in their demise? Noted archaeologist Dr. Patricia McAnany of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the Kenan Eminent Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology, examines this question. Dr. McAnany completed her undergraduate work at UAA. She is introduced by Prof. Kerry Feldman, who taught her as an undergrad.

This podcast was recorded on Sept. 23, 2010.

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For More Information:

Green & Gold: 'I am UAA'
Biography of Dr. Patricia McAnany, who completed her undergraduate work at UAA
Indigenous Rights and Maya Collapse
Press release on Dr. McAnany's talks at UAA
Dr. McAnany's bio page, UNC
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