Heather Hurst, associate professor of anthropology, has received an award from the
Rust Family Foundation for a project entitled “Preparing a High-Resolution Chronology
of Xultun, Guatemala,” which will enable examination of the critical periods of social
change in the Mayan civilization spanning the Middle Preclassic to Terminal Classic
periods (1000 BCE to CE 950).
Hurst will also make an appearance on the new National Geographic Channel series “Lost
Treasures of the Maya” at 9 p.m. March 25. In the episode, “Secrets of the Lost City,”
lost pyramids and hidden treasures reveal the epic scale of the ancient Mayan civilization.
Sónia Silva, associate professor of anthropology, published an article in French for
the Quebecois journal of anthropology, Antropologie et Sociétés. The article’s title
is “Temps, prédiction et avenir dans la divination rétrospective: Une étude de
cas en Zambie,” which translates to “Time, Prediction, and the Future in Retrospective
Divination: A Case from Zambia.”