This past week, some members of the Dumbarton Oaks catalog team (Colin, Juan Antonio, and myself) joined leading scholars in […]
Why Research on Mayan Architecture Saves Lives
“With limited funding, we must prioritize. Congress is right to ask why NSF chooses to fund research on Mayan architecture […]
Profiling the “Axe-Gods”
In class, while discussing Olmec art, we took a look at the “Kunz” jadeite axe in the collection of the American […]
Intermediate Area Catalog, Beginnings
Since beginning at Dumbarton Oaks in July, I’ve begun traveling intellectually south from the Maya area and into the Intermediate […]
Spectacular finds from Holmul, my old stomping grounds, via National Geographic. And, just for fun, I dug up an […]
Moche Feathered Shield
Great new find from Lisa Trever and team at Pañamarca, Peru! More at LiveScience.
Secrets to the staying power of Roman concrete unlocked, via Businessweek and Berkeley Lab.
Archaeologists use LiDAR to expand the map of ruins around Angkor Wat, via NPR and The Age.
The ancient Maya meet the modern Internet
The Washington Post highlights David Stuart’s Maya Decipherment blog. See also our post on El Mirador.
Ceibal in Science
News from the team working at Ceibal, Guatemala, from Science.