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Archaeology Outreach in local Maya communities in the Yucatan - HeVo 26

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On today’s podcast Jessica hosts Dr. Adolfo Iván Batún-Alpuche (Maya) Professor and Investigator at the Universidad del Oriente, Valladolid, Yucatán, and Dr. Khristin Landry-Montes, Project Facilitator and Affiliated Researcher with InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Drs. Batún and Landry-Montes have been working on archaeology outreach in local Maya communities in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. They have been working with local middle school teachers to teach students about cenotes, underground freshwater aquifers, and their cultural, archaeological, and ecological importance. As one of my favorite part of this project, naturally, they are having students conduct oral history interviews with elders in their communities. Dr. Batún also shares about a previous community archaeology project that resulted not only in a community museum and heritage trail, but also reconnecting the community to their beekeeping heritage. In addition to their specific work in the Yucatán, we talk about what it’s like to be indigenous in Mexico and what it means to be “Maya”, still here, but not a stereotype or single entity.

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Mayan Hieroglyphics with Jeb Card - ArchyFantasies 80

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Today we talk with co-host Jeb Card about Mayan Hieroglyphics. We talk about the Victorian worlds discovery of them, their fascination with them, how that fascination has endured into the modern-day, and how the Mayan language, including Hieroglyphics, is still a living language today. 

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Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle

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Maya & Mexican Codices - Arch365 102

Caitlin Davis (Caldwell University) joins Chris Sims at the 82nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver to talk about her presentation on the synthesis of Maya and Mexican art in Mesoamerican codices.

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7th century inscribed flask from Copan in Tazumal - Arch365 062

Jeb Card tells us about the work he did with translating 7th century Mayan hieroglyphics on an inscribed flask found in Copan from Tazumal.

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Jack Barry and LIDAR - ArchaeoTech Ep20

Today the Chris' interview Jack Barry, a Mayan archaeologist that has used LIDAR extensively on Mayan sites in Belize. He's used other remote sensing techniques as well. We talk about all these and more on today's episode.

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Chris Webster - @archeowebby

Chris Sims - @godigahole

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Hannah Plumer - Maya Research Program - Arch&Ale Ep3

Welcome to this month’s Archaeology and Ale podcast shownotes!

This month Hannah Plumer of the University of Sheffield talks about her work with the Maya Research Program.

To find out how to support the Maya Research Program or join in with one of their fieldschools, visit their website here: mayaresearchprogram.org/

To find out more about the Archaeology and Ale talks, visit our website here: archaeologyinthecity.group.shef.ac.uk 

NEXT MONTH: We’ll be coming to you from the Woodland Heritage Festival in Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield, with recordings of our mini-talks on hands-on experimental archaeology – smelting, charcoal burning, medieval music and more! See our website for more info and do come along if you live in South Yorkshire (May 25th-26th 2015).

The Archaeology and Ale podcast is recorded upstairs in a very popular local pub here in Sheffield. Our guest speaker is usually attached to a tie-clip microphone, waving their hands around, pointing at things, wandering around and occasionally tripping over stuff, so some background noise is unavoidable. Thanks for understanding!

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