LACUSL Speaker Series
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 3:20pm
“Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Archaeology and History in the Ciudades Viejas of Guatemala and El Salvador”
Presented by Dr. Laura Matthew, Marquette University
American Geographical Society Golda Meir Library 3rd Floor
In 1527-28, Spanish and Nahua invaders successfully laid the foundations of two cities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Both cities were relocated within decades, leaving behind a colonial “pueblo de indios” in Guatemala and an abandoned site in El Salvador. Information from the recently recovered city council books of the Guatemalan city offers new possibilities of spatial analysis in comparison with archaeological data from the Salvadoran site, and reaffirms the utility of analyzing these two cities together as a single, early moment of colonization.
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About the LACUSL Speaker Series:
The LACUSL Speaker Series brings together scholars, professionals, and students working in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies to discuss research, teaching, culture, current events, and other topics of interest to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Speaker Series is interdisciplinary, and draws on the expertise of faculty and graduate students in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the professional schools. All events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the major in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies
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