Thursday, January 12, 2012

Elizabeth Brumfiel Passes

Ask someone about Aztec history, and most likely, they’ll talk about human sacrifice, warriors, priests and conquest.

But Elizabeth Brumfiel, a professor at Northwestern University, had other ideas.

She became a pioneering, world-renowned scholar on the Aztecs by examining their history and culture through women, farmers, artisans and the common folk. When other archeologists were studying the tombs and temples of the elite, she saw equally important history lessons in pottery shards.

More here

And, the AAA announcement here.

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