Maya Lecture Sept 20, 2016 | Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Society – Archaeological Institute of America presents a Mexican Consulate Lecture with support from Annette Bracey & Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston

Join us Tuesday September 20, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Houston Museum of Natural Science to learn how shamanism is still being practiced today.

The speaker is world-renowned archaeologist and Maya specialist, Dr. Tomás Gallareta Negrón with the Instituto Nacional de Antropolgía e Historia (INAH), Centro Yucatán

Deeply held beliefs helped the Maya position themselves in the cosmos. Ceremonies involving divination, astronomy, and human sacrifice were common in Mesoamerica and are depicted at such sites as Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Not only can these depictions help us understand official activities, such as the enthronement of kings or warfare, but they also reveal daily life. Even more fascinating, Maya ritual is not dead.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 713-639-4629 or HMNS box office

Event co-sponsored by Houston Museum of Natural Science