When: Wed., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. 2020
College of the Redwoods Anthropology Professor Dr. Justine Shaw will present her Portugal Award lecture. Named after the college’s first president, the College of the Redwoods Foundation Board established the Dr. Eugene Portugal Award in 1993 to honor an outstanding faculty member and to exhibit the academic and professional contributions CR faculty make to the institution and the community. Professor Shaw will share information from her research and excavation work that demonstrated how the Maya did not, in fact, vanish. Instead, their society underwent a period of decline that took place over several hundred years, first in the south and later in the north. Their progeny are still here today, planting their fields, working in hotels, making things in factories, and earning advanced degrees in universities.