GAAS schedules lecture on Maya archaeology

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (

GAAS_logo_150The October meeting of GAAS—the Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society, a chapter of the SGA—looks compelling especially for those of you who share my fascination with Mesoamerican archaeology and culture.

Assistant Professor Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University will describe his research on “The Role of Caves at the Ancient Maya Site of Pacbitun, Belize.” The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th, 7:30 PM at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Clifton Road, just north of Ponce de Leon; see map below).

Dr. Terry Powis joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in August 2005 after receiving his master’s degree in anthropology from Trent University in Ontario, Canada, and his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an archaeologist who conducts research in the Maya Lowlands of Belize, Central America. His specialties include Maya pottery, diet and subsistence, and the evolution of complex societies. His recent research has focused on the origin of chocolate in the New World. Dr. Powis teaches Principles of Archaeology, Maya Archaeology, North American Archaeology, Indians of North America, Historical Archaeology, Lab in Archaeology, and Archaeology Field Techniques.

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