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18:00 - 19:30 21 March 2014

Public space and sacrifice in Midnight Terror Cave


Room 612 | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr James Brady, Anthropology Dept, California State University

Midnight Terror Cave in Belize was named by Mennonites who were called in the middle of the night to rescue a badly injured looter who had fallen from a slippery ledge and plunged into the cave’s depths. When the Belizean Institute of Archaeology investigated, they found more human skeletons than had ever been reported from a Maya cave. Dr James Brady has just completed a three year investigation of Midnight Terror Cave. He will talk about his findings and his views about human sacrifice among the Maya.


Professor Elizabeth Graham
+44 (0)20 7679 7532 | e.graham@ucl.ac.uk


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