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This event last occurred Aug. 31, 2016
Teotihuacan — the first and biggest city in the Western Hemisphere in what is now central Mexico — was a bustling place of 80,000 in A.D. 200. Today it’s an archaeological site visited by millions of tourists each year.
Arizona State University’s Teotihuacan Research Laboratory is the only foreign archaeological lab on site. Research there helps us answer key questions about the origins and development of cities.
Join us as lab director Michael E. Smith shows how new discoveries and new ideas intersect to help illuminate the urban history of the Earth.
Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
Read more about Smith's work here: 'Fieldwork and tacos: ASU archaeologist's new book describes daily life among the Aztecs — and among archaeologists in Mexico'