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Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12 noon (via webinar)
Lisa Duffy, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida
Using Residue Analysis to Explore Ancient Maya Recipes and Food-Processing Technology
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Dr. William Murray, professor at the University of South Florida, will discuss his research into Roman battle rams.
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The Amazing True Story of Nathan Harrison
Excavations of a mountain cabin uncover the hidden life of a formerly enslaved man who became a California legend
The Visigoths' Imperial Ambitions
How an unlikely Visigothic city rose in Spain amid the chaotic aftermath of Rome’s final collapse
The Lost World of Lihyan
A forgotten city of spice traders once ruled the oases of northern Arabia
Mapping a City in the Clouds
Drone-mounted lasers reveal a new view of an ancient Peruvian citadel
Golden Goats of Ur
Decoding the meaning of a pair of 4,500-year-old Sumerian statuettes
Scientists are curious about what ancient people ate and drank. Archaeologists at the University of Florida are investigating the foods and beverages consumed by the ancient Maya, by analyzing organic chemical residues and starch grains in pottery vessels and on stone grinding tools. These analyses are innovative in that they help identify ancient Maya "recipes" rather than single ingredients. They provide insights into the individual's choices of ingredients and methods of combining, processing, and serving foods and drinks, using different tools and vessels.
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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Dr. James P. Delgado, Senior Vice President of SEARCH, INC., will present a lecture about the recent recovery of Clotilda, the last ship to bring slaves into the United States.
Ms. Duffy is currently in progress for a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Florida. She has a M.A., Maya Archaeology, University of Central Florida and B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida. Her research interests include; Maya archaeology, environmental archaeology, organic residue analysis, starch grain analysis, ground stone analysis, zooarchaeology.
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