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 https://www.tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Acuiferos y jaguares en peligro por el Tren Maya – El Universal Tren Maya atrae a 5 francesas a Quintana Roo – El Financiero Tren de hidrogeno entrar a la …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Chocolate Oaxaca

Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. History Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this to the …

Palenque Round Table 2017

What’s new from INAH on YouTube? VIII Mesa Redonda de Palenque 2017 – Chan Ch’e’en, EL CIELO Y EL POZO: Sustentabilidad de las ciudades maya VIII Palenque Round Table 2017 – Chan Ch’e’en, THE HEAVEN AND THE WELL: Sustainability of the Mayan cities The VIII Round Table of Palenque was dedicated to the discussion of …