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The Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series

The Mesoamerica Center is excited to announce The Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series. 

Maya Frieze Discovered in Holmul

Maya Frieze

A new Maya Frieze was discovered in Holmul. “The enormous frieze—which measures 26 feet by nearly 7 feet (8 meters by 2 meters)—depicts human figures in a mythological setting, suggesting these may be deified rulers. It was discovered in July in the buried foundations of a rectangular pyramid in Holmul.” explains Estrada -Belli. Maya archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli and his team were excavating a tunnel left open by looters when they happened upon the frieze. "The looters had come close to it, but they hadn't seen it," Estrada-Belli said.

Have you check out the UT Press Mesoamerican Studies collection?

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The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats. Established in 1950, UT Press has published more than 3,000 books over six decades.

The ancient Maya meet the modern Internet

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Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA's David Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.

Read the article on The Washington Post about Dr. David Stuart's blog

John Kerry attends event at UT Austin Mesoamerica Center in Guatemala

ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Secretary of State John Kerry attended an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy that included University of Texas at Austin faculty members and students earlier today at Casa Herrera, an extension of UT Austin’s Mesoamerica Center.

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Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education. His visit was attended by international media.

 

 

 

A day in the life of a Study Abroad student

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Have you ever wonder what a day in the life of study abroad student in our Spring Program looks like?

What does a typical day look like? 

Here is the first video of the series featuring Jacob and Mary Catherine, Spring 2013 Study Abroad Program in Guatemala at Casa Herrera.

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