What do historians and archeologists mean by “civilization” and what does it mean when a civilization “falls”? Dr. Jennings will look at how the idea of civilization came into being and the ways it has been used to organize cultures through time. We will learn that the end of the civilization was often just the end of particular political arrangements that often concentrated people, wealth, and power.
Dr. Justin Jennings is Senior curator of Latin American Archeology at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Associate
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto.