Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

MARI Brown Bag: Rebecca Hill and Erlend Johnson

April 11th, 2014

Dinwiddie Hall, Room 305

Rebecca Hill, doctoral candidate in the department of Anthropology, and Erlend Johnson, graduate student in the department of Anthropology, will present preliminary versions of their Society for American Archaeology (SAA) papers.

Rebecca’s talk, “Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian Artifacts from the Bolonchen District,” discusses her dissertation work in the Puuc Region of Yucatan, Mexico. Erlend’s talk, “All Hail the Ajaw? Shifting Political Strategies between Late Formative and Classic Period Sites in the Cucuyagua and Sensenti Valleys of Western Honduras,” discusses his dissertation work in western Honduras.

The MARI Brown Bag Talk Series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by (MARI) Middle American Research Institute. Please remember to bring your lunch!

For more information please contact MARI, 504.865.5110. If you are interested in presenting, email Marcello Canuto ( for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.

Mesoamerica + People
E. Wyllys Andrews, V
Professor Emeritus - Anthropology