Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture
The 2014 Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lectures:
Seeing the future in our past: Why archaeology matters
Jerry Sabloff, President, Santa Fe Institute
Most people think archaeology is fascinating but irrelevant to the problems of the modern world. Jerry Sabloff begs to differ. Where archaeologists once concerned themselves with palaces, temples, and princely lifestyles, they now want to know how the common people lived. Through the lens of the ancient Maya, he shows how lessons today's archaeologists are learning about the past offer insights that could shape present and future human societies.
Part I, Tuesday, September 9: The Ancient Maya & modern archaeology's populous focus
Part II, Wednesday, September 10: How insights from archaeology will shape our future
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