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Jason W. Barrett, whose research interests include lithic use wear analysis and the political ecology of the ancient Maya, will be the speaker for this meeting of the Houston Archeological Society. Barrett will discuss more than a decade of research focusing on the distribution and exploitation of lithic resources in northwestern Belize. He will bring a selection of Mayan stone tools for attendees to examine.
Barrett left his native Rhode Island for Texas in 1995 to begin graduate studies in archaeology at Texas A&M University, where he earned both his master's and doctorate degrees. He has participated in archeological projects in Texas, New England, Mexico, Belize and American Samoa, and has taught multiple courses in anthropology at Texas A&M University, Baylor University and Blinn College.
The lecture will be held in Building 20, Anderson Hall. Street parking is available as well as paid parking ($2) in Moran Center Garage at the corner of West Alabama and Graustark. Teachers can receive one hour of CPE credit.