El Chilam Balam

Logo El Chilam Balam – elchilambalam.com – is one of our favorite local websites. Based in Mérida, Yucatán, El Chilam Balam covers the Maya World in Spanish. Listen to local and expert voices via the Soundcloud account and follow the Mayan language lessons and regional news via Twitter. Certainly this account is one to pay …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Public referendum? Key Links tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Fonatur y Unesco firman acuerdo de colaboración para construcción del Tren Maya Viabilidad del tren maya – Vanguardia Acuiferos y jaguares en peligro por el Tren Maya – El Universal …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Name the flower Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced in Europe on July 7, 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, …

Maya Links

Indigenous Peoples Links related to the Maya presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines El colonialismo como el gran negocio de las ONG Destrucción neta de biodiversidad Empodera ecoturismo a la Zona Maya – La Verdad Noticias Volcanic Eruption May Have Plunged the Maya into a “Dark Age” en-tahdziu-hombres-y-mujeres-hacen-el-hilo-contado – https://twitter.com/aruxduende/status/816042316335030272 jose-tec-poot-nuestro-antropologo-maya.html la-me-mayan-indigenous-languages-20160725-snap-story http://mayapolitikon.com/yuuyum-radio-izamal-mayistas – @MayaPolitikon …

Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection

Upcoming event Las Vegas, Nevada – The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum lecture series presents “Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection” a talk by Takeshi Inomata, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. This event takes place Monday, April 16, 7:30pm at …