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Summer School 2018 – Timetables

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Monday 23 July – Friday 27 July

Mesoamerica’s Greatest Civilisations: history and archaeology

Course Director: Dr Elizabeth Baquedano

 

Monday 23 July

0:45 – 11:00
Participants assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
Introduction to Mesoamerican Civilisations

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

14:00
Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
A History of Mesoamerican Archaeology

16:15 – 17:30
Teotihuacan: the City of the Gods

17:30
Non BSS event: get-together with fellow students for a drink in local café/bar

 

Tuesday 24 July

10:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the Maya Civilisation

11:45 – 13:00
Classic Splendor: Copán, Quirigua (Claudia Zehrt, British Museum)

14:15 – 15:30
Yaxchilan  Lintels, Maya Jade and Gold (British Museum)

16:00 – 17:15
The Postclassic: Chichen Itza, Mayapan, Tulum

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (guests welcome)

 

Wednesday 25 July

10:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the Toltecs

11:45 – 13:00
Tula Chico, recent studies

14:15 – 15:30
Tula’s Civic Architecture

16:00 – 17:15
Toltec Heritage

17:30
Non BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in local restaurant

 

Thursday 26 July

10:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the Tarascan Civilisation

11:45 – 13:00
Tzintzuntan: the Tarascan Capital

14:15 – 15:30
Tarascan Metallurgy

16:00 – 17:15
The Relación de Michoacán

 

Friday 27 July

10:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the Aztec Civilisation

11:45 – 13:00
The Great Temple of the Aztecs

14:15 – 15:30
The Aztec Collections at the British Museum (British Museum)

16:00 – 17:15
Codex Mendoza (Prof. Frances Berdan)

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course