January 31, 2018 - 6 pm:  Public IMS Explorer Session:

Join IMS for our January presentation on a special night:

Parallel Civilizations: A Comparison of the Cultural Histories of the Maya and the North Coast of Peru,

with Stan Guenter, PhD


There have long been comparisons of the Classic Maya of Mesoamerica and the Moche of the North Coast of Peru, with both having produced the most iconic and technically proficient works of art of their civilization. Recent reanalyses of the radiocarbon dates of the Moche have revealed the most accurate chronology of this culture’s rise and fall, and this new chronology indicates that Moche culture history all but perfectly matches that of the Classic Maya, an extraordinary coincidence that cannot be explained by direct cultural contacts between these distant areas. In this presentation this chronological coincidence will be examined in the context of the general culture history of the North Coast of Peru and with special consideration of the sites visited on the recent IMS trip to this area.


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The Institute of Maya Studies is now a community partner with Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus, Miami, FL. This program will take place in K-413 (in Building K-4, Room 13) at 6 pm. Check out the campus map for the location of Building K-4 on mdc.com or, call the Maya Hotline (305-279-8110) for directions.



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thumb APMaudslay_001Pioneers in Maya Archaeology

Biographical sketches of men and women who did much of the early defining
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