Callaghan Finds Meaning in Mayan Pottery

Dr. Michael Callaghan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will speak at a Lambda Alpha Brown Bag Series event at noon Wednesday, April 21 in Room 09 of University Hall.

Callaghan will present “Collapse, Consolidation, and Calligraphy: Function and Meaning of Early Painted Pottery in the Maya Lowlands.” He said his research reveals this type of pottery “played an integral role in helping certain communities survive a political and economic collapse at the close of the Preclassic period.”

Callaghan received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Vanderbilt University in 2008. His research includes the rise and collapse of complex societies, ceramic analysis, gender in archaeology, household archaeology, and prehistoric political economies.

Lambda Alpha is an honors society for anthropology majors.

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