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A Public Workshop at BEC on March 30

In collaboration with Sister Cities Asheville: San Cristobal de la Casas, we are glad to announce an upcoming workshop on March 30, from 1-4pm:

An Introduction to Ancient Maya Archaeology and Hieroglyphic writing


Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire, Ph.D. George Stuart Residential Scholar, Boundary End Center Adjunct Visiting Professor, UNC-Asheville & Mary Kate Kelly, M.A. George Stuart Residential Scholar, Boundary End Center Ph.D. Candidate, Tulane University

Come learn about ancient Maya Civilization at the Boundary End Center (BEC), beautifully located in Barnardsville, at the base of the Big Ivy Section of the Pisgah National Forest.

Classic Maya civilization, which developed from 250-900 A.D. in southern Mesoamerica, is most famous for its monumental architecture, elaborate hieroglyphic writing system, and fine art forms. This workshop will begin with an introduction to Classic Maya archaeology presented by Dr. Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire which will focus on architecture, politics, and ceramic technology. Following this, Mary Kate Kelly will provide the participants with hands-on exercises to learn the basics of ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing.

The workshop will be followed by a tour of the BEC library, which features extensive collections of books on the Pre-Columbian Americas and a beautiful art collection and a light dinner with alcoholic beverages and refreshments.

This is a fundraising event for the co-hosting organizations. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, please rsvp to and bring $40 in cash (or a check made to Boundary End Center) to the event.

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