El Camino College talk

On Thursday at 12:50 in the Haag Recital Hall noted anthropological archaeologist Anabel Ford of UCSB will give a presentation of her thoughts on the topic on the collapse of Lowland Maya Civilization 1200 years ago. She will challenge current theories of the collapse that involve drought and self-caused environmental destruction. Dr. Ford has conducted a long-term project that examines these issues in connection with the major Maya center at El Pilar, straddling the Guatemala/Belize border. She is the founder of the El Pilar Archaeological Reserve for Maya Flora and Fauna, and has been so recognized by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.