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Inside Ancient Mesoamerica [We'll Bring this Course Back in the Fall] (Closed)

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Course Description:

Mesoamerican civilizations have been largely overlooked by scholars and the public alike. Misconceptions and mysteries pervade general knowledge and opinions concerning the cultures that resided in the Middle American isthmus. In reality, ideas, innovations, institutions, and fundamentals created within these societies are unique and important to the history of humanity. Join us as we explore the ancient Olmec, Maya and Aztec civilizations and examine the origins, ideology, society and culture of each from the perspective of archaeological projects, ethnohistorical studies and art interpretation.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Wednesdays, Mar. 11, 18, 25 *1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Betty Tapia, M.A., is an adjunct instructor in the School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies at CSUMB. She earned a Master of Arts in archaeology at the University of Leicester. She is a member of the Native Advisory Council at CSUMB and is actively involved in the local Aztec dance community.