Mesoamerica Faculty, Students and Casa Herrera Fellows presenting at the XXVII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas Guatemala

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The Mesoamerica Center is proud to announce the following faculty, students and Casa Herrera Fellows who are presenting papers at the XXVII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas Guatemala.

Intermediación y Dominación: Los Mayas y La Reproducción de las Jerarquías Socio-Raciales en Guatemala

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Intermediación y Dominación: Los Mayas y La Reproducción de las Jerarquías Socio-Raciales en Guatemala

Lunes 4 de Marzo
SRH 1.313 (Hackett Room)

Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'

Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients' is the NPR interview that features Dr. David Stuart. The interview aired on Thursday's Morning Edition. David Greene asks archaeologist Stuart, who helped translate influential ancient Mayan hieroglyphs in 1996, if he thinks the world will end on Dec. 21.

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KUT Austin News features David Stuart

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Supposedly) And This UT Professor David Stuart Feels (Mostly) Fine. Prof Stuart is featured on KUT News with Nathan Bernier discussing the Maya Calendar.

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Mayan Cosmology

On December 17, WBUR Boston's NPR's station radio show "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook featured a show about Maya Cosmology.  The show had two prominent invited guests: Prof. William Saturno, from Boston University and Edwin Román, University of Texas at Austin Ph.D candidate and native Guatemalan archeologist. Listen to the podcast that debunks the real cosmology of the ancient Maya versus pop culture’s “Mayan apocalypse.”

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It's the End of the World....or its?

Dr. David Stuart is featured on the main webpage of the University Of Texas at Austin. Read the great article about the truth regarding 12- 21-12, according to renowned Maya scholar and Art History Professor David Stuart. The day is indeed meaningful — but not in the way you might think.

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Dr. David Stuart recognized with UNESCO Medal

Dr. David Stuart has been awarded a UNESCO medal for his lifetime contributions to the study of ancient Maya culture and archaeological sites, including those which have been categorized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Lienzo de Quauhquechollan Exhibition

Lienzo de Quauhquecholla

The Mesoamerica Center is proud to present 
The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan Exhibition.

The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is a pictographic painting on cotton cloth, created circa 1530. The Lienzo is considered the first map of Guatemala.

The Lienzo is also the only firsthand indigenous account of the conquest of Guatemala, and one of the few sources to record the military campaigns of Jorge de Alvarado in 1527–1530. The exhibit of the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan brings to life this untold story of Guatemala's conquest. 

The exhibition coincides with the 2013 Maya Meetings and will be on display until March 2013.

David Stuart Lecture on Xultun

David Stuart

David Stuart Lecture: The Discovery and Decipherment of a Maya Astronomer's "Notes" at Xultun, Guatemala

This event is free and open to the public. Joins us October 3 at 8 pm.

Maya Views of Time and 2012 Lecture

Time was not just a means of measuring the course of history for the Maya, it was a shaping force in their daily and religious lives. Maya inscriptions are now providing insights into Classic Maya views of time-particularly the baktun cycle and Order of Days-and its social, historical and political significance. Leading Maya archaeologist and epigrapher David Stuart, will explain how decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs has lead to a great understanding of the Maya world and the truth about 2012. This lecture is co-sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America - Houston Society and it is included in the course co-sponsored by Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies "Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History". Following the lecture, Stuart will sign copies of his book Order of Days.  

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