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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
12:00PM
SRH 1.313 (Hackett Room)

The Mesoamerica Center at Explore UT

Explore UT

Come visit the The Mesoamerica Center tent at Explore UT, the university’s annual open house that attracts 50,000 attendees.  We will be doing a hands on activity that is fun for all ages, a Maya pottery paper plate!

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.

Tomb of Maya queen K’abel discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of Lady K’abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord considered one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization.


The tomb was discovered during excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northwestern Petén, Guatemala, by a team of archaeologists led by Washington University in St. Louis’ David Freidel, co-director of the expedition.

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.