August 12 2015 Presentation

August 12, 2015 - 8 pm:  Public IMS Gods, Legends and Rituals Series:

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"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.

 While doing ethnographic research in Central America, Powell found that modern Maya shamans use standard geometric proportions when measuring the dimensions for new houses. Later, Powell discovered that many of the buildings and art panels at Palenque exhibit these same geometric proportions, which are based on a set of rectangles whose diagonals are calculated as the square roots of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Along with these planar proportions, the Maya employed the Golden Mean.


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Maya Exploration Center Director Dr. Ed Barnhart has over two decades of experience in Mesoamerica as an archaeologist, an explorer and an instructor..






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