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The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

Xunantunich Castillo

Please join us for the December talk of the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

The 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

Yucatan barrels of rum

Please join us for the November talk of the 2016-2017 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series!

Ruta Maya Coffee Sponsors The Maya Meetings

Ruta Maya Coffee

We are proud to announce the wonderful news that Ruta Maya Coffee Company has once again offered its support for The Mesoamerica Center and the 2017 Maya Meetings! We have an impressive line-up of workshops and symposium talks, made possible by the endorsement of Ruta Maya Coffee. We are thankful for our Austin neighbors who brings us coffee from the lands of Mesoamerica, and support our Maya Meetings programs for scholarly and public audiences. 

The Art History Collection: hidden objects

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Featured in the new book "The Collections" by UT Press: Item #180, Modeled human forearm & leg, Peru, Moche, Early Intermediate

Beyond the galleries, deep behind the closed doors of UT’s hallowed halls, you might stumble upon hidden brains. Or vintage Chanel. Or an eggbeater patented in 1868.

“The secret life of objects at UT,” Andrée Bober calls it, and she should know: She’s spent the last 11 years sifting through 170 million of them.

Director of UT’s Landmarks public art program by day, author and artifact wrangler by night, Bober is the editor of The Collections, a first-of-its-kind sweeping guide to 80 fascinating collections and archives found across the Forty Acres. Often tucked away from the public eye, their holdings feature irreplaceable relics and specimens radical in range—from the Gutenberg Bible to freshwater algae samples to the emerald green curtain dress worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

 The Alcalde article: The Collections

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at UT Austin!

Archaeology Day 2015

Would you like to learn more about how archaeologists work with pottery, excavate burials, and find sites through satellite images? Participate in the annual celebration of International Archaeology Day with events and activities for the general public organized by The Mesoamerica Center in the Department of Art and Art History and the Anthropology Department Graduate Student Organization. Events are designed for children (K6), teenagers (K6-12), and adults.All activities are free, but require registration as we have a limited number of spaces! Click this link to register!

The Mesoamerica Center receives support from Ruta Maya Coffee

Ruta Maya Coffee
 

The Mesoamerica Center housed in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce a new partnership with Ruta Maya Coffee.

“The Maya Meetings and Ruta Maya Coffee are two Austin institutions with strong ties in the Maya world. It’s wonderful to have us working together to promote scholarship, learning and sustainability in the region,” said David Stuart, director of The Mesoamerica center and the Linda and David Schele Chair in the Art and Writing of Mesoamerica.

Ruta Maya Coffee will be partially underwriting the Maya Meetings and programs at Casa Herrera.

"We are very proud to be involved with the Mesoamerica Center at The University of Texas at Austin and to participate in The Maya Meetings and Casa Herrera. We are excited about all the possibilities as well as the bridges to be built between the Mayan Farmer Coops and the Mesoamerica Center" said Tim Sheehan, President of Ruta Maya Coffee.

Fall 2015 Mesoamerican Classes

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Replica Olmec Head-UT Campus

The Fall 2015 is full of interested classes to advanced your knowledge of Mesoamerican cultures.

Immerse yourself in the Aztec Art and Civilization class of Dr. David Stuart or advanced your knowledge of Nahuatl with Dr. Sergio Romero.

From Mesoamerican Archeology with Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, Mesoamerican Art and Culture with Dr. Julia Guernsey to Civilization of the Maya with Dr. Fred Valdez... you can't go wrong with any of the choices!

Or step outside the Mesoamerica world and learn about Art, Archaeology of Ancient Peru with Dr. Astrid Runggaldier.

Preliminary Notes on Two Recently Discovered Inscriptions from La Corona, Guatemala

La Corona Element

Archaeologists with the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project in Guatemala announced significant hieroglyphic finds during a press conference at the National Palace in Guatemala City.  Dr. David Stuart is La Corona Project main epigrapher, where the maya monument was unearth. Read Dr. Stuart article on the findings.

Notes on the recently discovered inscriptions in Guatemala.