Events and Announcements
Dr Nicholas Hellmuth's article "Flor de Muerto Also for the Living: Marigolds in the Maya Diet" appeared in the November 2014 IMS Explorer (available as a PDF below). Now he has prepared a beautiful collection of pictures for IMS. This report is available by clicking on the image to the left to open in a new window.
Please visit http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org/ to check out all the FLAAR reports on botanical research in the "Maya area."
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.
Tulum – 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
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!