Gerardo Gutierrez, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology
at the University of Colorado, specializes in Mesoamerican
archaeology. His research interests include the spatial
analysis of political and territorial competition of
Mesoamerican polities previous to, and during the expansion of, the Aztec Empire
Stephen H. Lekson, Ph.D., is professor of anthropology and curator of archaeology at the University of Colorado. He has proposed many of the most provocative theories of Southwestern archaeology, including his contention that the ceremonial center of Chaco Canyon moved first to Aztec Ruins and then to Casas Grandes (Paquime).
Timothy Pauketat,Ph.D., professor of anthropology at the University of
Illinois, studies the historical relationships between identity, religion,politics, and everyday life in ancient North America. For the past 14 years, Tim’s research on Mississippian culture at Cahokia has influenced archaeologists’ understanding of the development of social complexity.
All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $375.
Discover the latest research on the empires of Chaco, Cahokia, and Mesoamerica. There are some physical requirements associated with this trip. Please read below to learn more:
Some walking and hiking on uneven terrain can be expected. The most strenuous activity will be hiking up a series of staircases at Monk’s Mound, the largest earthwork in North America (100-foot elevation gain). You must be comfortable with standing for long periods of time while visiting cultural resources and engaging in conversations. You must also be comfortable with sitting for an extended period of time while driving to other locations. The longest drive is approximately two hours. The elevation during the trip may increase to above 1000 ft. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.
Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 16, 2018, until departure from St. Louis on September 21, 2018. Transportation to and from St. Louis is your responsibility.
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