The Maya Research Program
The Maya Research Program is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, we have sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya sites of Blue Creek, Nojol Nah, Xnoha, and Grey Fox in northwestern Belize. In 2013 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field program and learn about the Maya of the past and today. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants will receive training in archaeological field and laboratory techniques. Academic credit and scholarships are available.
We invite students and volunteers to participate in the Maya Research Program’s 22nd archaeological field season in northwestern Belize.
2013 Field Season Dates:
Session 1: Monday May 27 - Sunday June 9;
Session 2: Monday June 10 - Sunday June 23;
Session 3: Monday July 1 - Sunday July 14;
Session 4: Monday July 15 - Sunday July 28
Beginning in 2013, the Maya Research Program will offer specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) for students and volunteers in addition to the above general archaeological field school (ANTH 4361). The specific study areas for the specialized laboratory and field courses (ANTH 4399) are:
1. Laboratory and Field Methods: Ceramic Analysis (understanding ceramic production, seriation, modal analysis, Type-Variety analysis) - C. Colleen Hanratty, limited to 5 persons per session.
2. Laboratory and Field Methods: Bioarchaeology (the study of human skeletal remains) - William T. Brown-limited to 5 persons per session.
3. Laboratory and Field Methods: Photogrammetry and 3D Digital Modeling - Bob Warden, limited to 10 persons in Session 4 only.
For additional information please contact the Maya Research Program:
1910 East Southeast Loop 323 #296
Tyler, Texas 75701