October 21, 2022
Presented by the AIA South FL Chapter, Guest Speaker Dr. Olivia C. Navarro-Farr
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster.
This lecture focuses on the symbolic significance of Classic Maya royal queens of the snake realm and their political power which rose prominently during the Late Classic under the auspices of that regime. Their marriages to men of subordinate cities and states throughout the southern Maya lowlands created a network of alliances that elevated the snake realm’s control over these vassal entities.