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UTSA liberal and fine arts lecture series presents archaeologist Robert Cobean

ancient Tollan

Remnants of Mexico's ancient Tollan civilization

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(Nov. 7, 2011) -- The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Lecture Series will present a lecture by Robert Cobean, distinguished archaeologist with the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus.

Free and open to the public, Cobean's presentation, "Two Decades of Investigations in Ancient Tollan: The Region of Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico" spans 20 years of research and will review the latest information on the Toltec, one of Mexico's most influential ancient civilizations.

Cobean has worked on several projects in the Tula region for more than 20 years and authored several monographs with Alba Guadalupe Mastache and Dan M. Healan. Additionally, Cobean has worked on a multidisciplinary project studying ancient Mesoamerican obsidian mining and trade and helped establish the archaeometry program at the University of Missouri Research Reactor with Michael Glascock and James Vogt. He also has worked on several projects studying the Olmec civilization in Veracruz, Mexico.

For more than 27 years, Cobean has served as a staff archaeologist with the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City. He received his doctoral degree in anthropology from Harvard University and his bachelor's degree in anthropology from Yale University.



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CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
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Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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