Events and Announcements

April 9, 2014 Presentation


April 9, 8 pm:  Public IMS Ancient Maya Cities Series Presentation:

Tikal: A Style All Its Own – with IMS President Rick Slazyk.

Rick will examine the design elements associated with the architectural style of Tikal and explore the evolution of ceremonial building groups of the North Acropolis.


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April 16, 2014 Presentation


April 16, 8 pm:  Public Institute of Maya Studies Presentation

On the Trail of the Snake Kings: Archaeology and Epigraphy in the Mirador Basin – with Stanley Guenter; Idaho State University and the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies (FARES).

In this presentation, epigrapher Stanley Guenter will discuss the adventures of his research investigating references to legendary ancient rulers of the Snake Kingdom found on Codex-style vessels from the Mirador Basin of northern Peten, Guatemala.


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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
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