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While popular discourse about migration to the U.S. from Central America focuses on economic drivers and violence, there are false narratives that turn asylum seekers and refugees into criminals. What are the realities of those most affected by changes in immigration policy? And what has been the impact since the November 2016 election? Join the...
Pilgrimage has been a part of daily Maya life for millennia. Warfare, changing trade routes, socioeconomic issues and shifting agricultural practices are the most frequently argued explanations for ancient migrations, but how did religious beliefs affect Maya migration? What can archaeological and ethnographic study reveal about the significance of Maya religious pilgrimage? Join the Pick...
What happened to the Ancient Maya, so well known from the monuments and cities preserved in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras? Was there a collapse? David Webster, professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, will explore the archaeological evidence of lords and kings at the ancient Maya site of Copan, Honduras, to answer this question. Drawing...
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NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Council will host its annual holiday social from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. Like other events sponsored by the SPS Council, the holiday social is open to everyone. And, in the spirit of changing things up, the venue is the newly dedicated James B. and Roasalyn L. Pick...
After 50 years at NIU, the Anthropology Museum has a new name. The newly dedicated James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology honors the generous support of an NIU alumnus and his wife, marking a new era for the museum. “NIU offered me a new and exciting opportunity that led me to my...