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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.
 

Remote tunnel exploration beneath Temple of the Feathered Serpent

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Some recent reporting on robots and archaeological exploration at Teotihuacan:

Lecture: "Technology and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico"

Brochure for the lecture on "Technology and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico"

Dr. Enrique Rodriguez, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, will present a lecture entitled: "Technology and Cultural Change in Colonial Mexico". The lecture is sponsored by The Central Texas Society of the Archeological Institute of America. There will be a coffee reception preceding the lecture at 7:30 pm in the atrium of the art building.

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th from 8:00-9:00pm in the ART auditorium 1.110

Lecture: “The Ways of Witchcraft: Sorcery as Political Ideology among the Ancient Maya”

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David Stuart, Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin is presenting at the Anthropology Department the lecture "The Ways of Witchcraft: Sorcery as Political Ideology among the Ancient Maya”. The lecture will take place in the Student Activity Center room 5.118, Monday, April 8 at 12 pm.

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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