Deciphering Ancient Scripts in Mesoamerica

Anthropologist Javier Urcid helps students understand ancient societies using Brandeis' rich collection of artifacts


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Javier Urcid, chair of the Anthropology department, specializes in the study of extinct scripts, material culture, and forensic remains. An expert in the classroom and in the field, he guides students through rigorous inquiry as they study the rich collection of artifacts in Brandeis' Center for Material Research.