David’s The Atlantic interview was on his new archaeology book “Collisions of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain.” The publication coincides with the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztecs (1519-1521). Click here for interview.
Category: David Carballo
“Maya travelers visiting Teotihuacan during the fourth century would have encountered a city like no other they had ever seen. Three enormous pyramids loomed over the main street, now known as the Avenue of the Dead, their shapes reflecting snow-capped volcanoes visible in the distance. An orderly grid of roads extended from the avenue, and the […]
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 […]
‘“We’re now finding that life on the periphery was pretty good,” said Boston University archeologist David Carballo, who discovered brightly-colored paintings over fine stucco on three buildings he began excavating there in July,” David Alire Garcia of Reuters. Read entire article here.
David Carballo interviewed for Archaeology Magazine “The City of the Gods: Inside the neighborhoods of Teotihuacan, Mesoamerica’s first great metropolis”
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“One of the nation’s preeminent scholars in Mesoamerican archaeology, focusing particularly on the prehispanic civilizations of central Mexico, David Carballo has been known to teach students such topics as ancient tool-making with rocks. Now he’s turning his scholarly gaze forward, having been tapped by BU to oversee the future of one of its major classroom […]
Boston University archaeologists to excavate this mural and other structures in order to help decipher how working class people lived on the periphery of this ancient city. Read entire Marketplace.org article here.
Ancient Skies Gods and Monsters Episode 1 | 55m 15s In this episode we explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. From our earliest ancestors we discover how we used the skies to navigate and tell time, and how we gave religious significance to the things we saw in it. We finish on […]
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The 84th SAA Meeting, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 10 to the 14, 2019 Presenters Catherine F. West and Ben Fitzhugh Human Behavioral Ecology and the Complexities of Arctic Foodways (Thursday, 8am) Symposium: Human Behavioral Ecology at the Coastal Margins: Global Perspectives on Coastal & Maritime Adaptations (Thursday, 8am–12pm) 115 Brazos Ben Fitzhugh, Catherine […]