August 12, 2015 - 8 pm: Public IMS Gods, Legends and Rituals Series:
"Sacred Geometry in Maya Art and Architecture”
IMS Executive Vice President and Programming Chair Marta Barber shares a video on the same subject by Dr. Ed Barnhart
For decades, archaeologists have tried unsuccessfully to identify a Maya “unit of measure.” Then, in the early 1990s, archaeologist and Maya Exploration Center staff member Christopher Powell presented a new theory on Maya geometry.
August 19, 2015 - 8 pm: Public Institute of Maya Studies Presentation
Maximón: Maya Cultural Hero in the Navel of the World, – with IMS Explorer newsletter editor Jim Reed
There’s no way that I could say it any better myself – the following words speak of Maximón from a native’s point of view. This story comes from local oral tradition and was written down by an Atiteco (a citizen of Santiago Atitlan), and is published on the town’s own website at www.santiagoatitlan.com