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September 17, 2014 Presentation

 Sept 17 Milbrath

September 17, 2014 - 8 pm:

Public Institute of Maya Studies Presentation

 

Early E-Groups and the Development of the Maya Calendar, with Dr. Susan Milbrath,Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

This lecture explores the changing nature of calendar records in Mesoamerica, with a special focus on the solar cycle. Maya E-groups reflect significant solar alignments during the Middle to Late Preclassic, at a time that calendar records were first being developed.

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Edward B, Kurjack (1938-2014)

 

photo Ed KGoodbye to Edward Kurjack

Antonio Benavides

The sad news arrived in an unexpected e-mail Sunday morning. Memories came back as if moved by several springs. I met him for the first time at the end of the 1970s, introduced to the young archaeologists then working at Merida, at the Centro Regional del Sureste, by Norberto Gonzalez, INAH´s regional dynamic director.

Ed, who died in Melbourne, Fla., on August 2, was a good teacher, ready to hear your ideas, eager to help whenever you wanted. He showed us how to use the Geoceiver, in those days his favorite toy to precisely register new Maya settlements here and there. That was hard work: the apparatus was really heavy – at least two persons were needed to move it – not counting the car battery used to give it energy. That did not stop Ed; he lent his own Jeep, aptly, the Renegade.

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2014 symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C.

The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, D.C. is currently accepting registrations for its 21st annual symposium, "Land Without Borders:Cultural Interaction between the Pre-Hispanic Southwest"

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Tulum iOS app

Tulum Be Your Own Guide app iphone FrontTulum – Be Your Own guide is an app for iPhone or iPad that provides directions to and information on items of interest at the site of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is designed to guide you around the site during a visit. When used onsite, the app uses your device's GPS to direct you to specific structures and other features around the site. No Wi-Fi or cellular data is used, so no need to worry about large data bills. Read on to find out why I think you should spend $0.99 for this app even if you don't plan on visiting Tulum any time soon.

by Keith Merwin, IMS Webmaster

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Old Newsletters Available

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The Scribes of  the Institute of Maya Studies are working to make old issues of IMS' newsletters available to members. They have started with the very first issue: Volume 1 Number 1, April 1972. As issues are scanned,  they will be available to members in the "Members Only" area of the website. Login and download issues from 1972 through 1975. Issues from 2008 through the current issue are also available. We are hoping to have all issues of our 40-year-plus organization up for reading in the not-so-distant fugure.  This is one of the advantages of being a member. If you are not a Member go HERE to join today!

Membership Drive

The Institute of Maya Studies is having a Membership Drive! If you are not a member take a look at Benefits of IMS Membership. If you are a member please let others know about the Institute!

 

 

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Biographical sketches of men and women who did much of the early defining
work in Maya studies.

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