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Patriot Spotlight: The University of Texas at Tyler Professor Coedits Book on Mayan Economics

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April 7, 2017

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Dr. Thomas Guderjan, The University of Texas at Tyler associate professor of anthropology, has coedited a book about Mayan economics.

"The Value of Things: Prehistoric to Contemporary Commodities in the Maya Region" is part of his long-time research into the ancient Maya and their economic systems.

"This is the first volume to directly address the complex economies of Maya people in the past and today,"Guderjan said.

For more information, contact Guderjan, 903.565.7418 or tguderjan@uttyler.edu.

Guderjan is a leading international authority on the Maya, and he has been instrumental in providing The University of Texas at Tyler students opportunities to conduct archeological research through the Maya Research Program and its Blue Creek project in Belize.

Serving The University of Texas at Tyler since 2009, Guderjan also chairs the Department of Social Sciences and directs the university's Center for Social Sciences Research. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology.

From the economy to criminal justice, sociology and anthropology, the Department of Social Sciences contributes significantly to the study of liberal arts at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Contact: 903.566.7356 or socialsciences@uttyler.edu

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