Presented by Dr. Barbara Voorhies, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Event type: Lecture/Discussion
Location: Denny Hall 317
The Archaeological Institute of America, South Pennsylvania Society will present a lecture "The Deep Prehistory of Indian Gaming: The Perspective from Mesoamerica." At the time of the arrival of Europeans in North America, high stakes gambling was widespread among indigenous peoples. This is well documented in Mesoamerica where 16th-century historians describe a variety of games of chance and skill.Dr. Barbara Voorhies will present an overview of Mesoamerican games and her recent discovery of a probable scoreboard for a dice game dating back to approximately 2400 B.C.Dr. Barbara Voorhies is a research professor and professor emerita with the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her specializations are the prehistory of Mesoamerica, cultural ecology, and the origins of agriculture.
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