David Carballo recipient of Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant

David Carballo will receive $10,000 to lead a community-engaged archaeology project with youth living near the ancient city of Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities of the pre-Columbian Americas. A heavily visited tourist destination and iconic national treasure, Teotihuacan is nonetheless threatened by the urban sprawl of Mexico City. Carballo and colleagues, including artist Pedro Cahuantzi Hernández, will create a zine illustrating Teotihuacan’s remarkable past and will organize community workshops and school visits to engage local residents – many of whom are recent arrivals to the once-rural area – in the ongoing effort to understand and care for this endangered archaeological site in their backyard.
 
Congratulations David!

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