Archaeological Non-Profits: The Maya Research Program

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Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 6pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel!

You’ve heard from some of our guests about the Mayan calendar and the civilization’s rise and collapse – this episode is devoted to the Maya Research Program, which is a non-profit corporation that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America.  Special guest Dr. Thomas Guderjan tells us about this extended family of worldwide experts, students, and volunteers, and their role in uncovering and conserving sites throughout the region. Find out what the goals of the project are, and what it’s like excavating and conducting research in Central America. Learn how you can get involved with their projects, “travel for a cause” in order to raise money for the program’s scholarships, or even adopt a Maya site in order to directly aid in its conservation!

TomTom Guderjan is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at The…

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