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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.