November 16 2016 Presentation

 

November 16 • 6 pm • Institute of Maya Studies Feature Presentation

Kaxil Kiuic: Studying and Preserving the Puuc from the Middle Preclassic Until the 21st Century,

with Dr. George Bey III, Professor of Anthropology and Chisholm Foundation Chair in Arts and Sciences, Millsaps College

 

This presentation examines the major results of Yucatan’s Bolonchen Regional Archaeological Project as well as efforts to preserve and sustain the contemporary environment of the Kaxil Kiuic biocultural reserve.

 

Over the last 17 years this multi-disciplinary regional project (BRAP) has transformed our understanding of the Puuc Maya. Detailed excavation, mapping and survey have led to a dramatic reevaluation of the early settlement, trajectory of cultural evolution and the abandonment of the  region. This research has been carried out in conjunction with comprehensive conservation work at Kaxil Kiuic to preserve cultural resources and protect endangered environments. Presently 4,500 acres are under the protection of a non-profit reflecting a unique public/private partnership between Millsaps College and Mexico. In addition to the discussing the ancient Maya this talk highlights the successes and challenges of creating a biocultural reserve in Yucatan. Kaxil Kiuic’s facilities, programs, and conservation efforts have evolved in an effort to develop a sustainable archaeology that recognizes the role of biological resources and cultural heritage.

 

Click on an image below to see a larger version.

 

Terminal Classic Kuche Palace at Kiuic. Photo by Georgia Bey III. 

 

 

(Left) Terminal Classic Kuche Palace at Kiuic.

Photo by George Bey III.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Simms excavating sub-floor burials at Stairway to Heaven. Photo by Georgia Bey III.(Right) Stephanie Simms excavating sub-floor burials at Stairway to Heaven. Photo by George Bey III.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of Terminal Classic "Fat God" recovered from Paso del Macho. Photo by George Bey III.(Left) Head of Terminal Classic "Fat God" recovered from Paso del Macho. Photo by George Bey III.

 

 

(Right) George guiding a group of Millsaps students around the site.George guiding a group of Millsaps students around the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that this and future presentations will now start at 6pm not 8pm.

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). Check out the campus map for the location of Building K-4 on mdc.edu or, call the Maya Hotline (305-279-8110) for directions.

 

 

 

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