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Mayas for Ancient Mayan: Dr. Bruce Love interview

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At the recent Maya at the Playa Conference, I sat down with Bruce Love, president and field coordinator for Mayas for Ancient Mayan. Bruce received his Ph.D in in Anthropology from UCLA and has 40 years of field experience among the Maya of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. MAM is a tax-deductible charitable organization dedicated to bringing the glyphs and ancient calendar back to the Maya people. MAM has had some exciting successes and has ambitious plans for the future as Bruce explains.

Maya at the Playa Conference Lineup

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Looking forward to my first Maya at the Playa Conference in Flagler, Florida, September 26-29.

Take a look at the awesome lineup of presenters!

George StuartJustin KerrMichael Coe

Francisco Estrada-Belli

Marc Zender

David FreidelMarc van StoneErin L. Sears

Harri Kettunen

Jaime Awe

Meaghan Peuramaki-BrownRonald BishopCharles Golden

Traci Ardren

Keith Merwin

Stanley GuenterNorbert StanchleyJeremy Coltman

Shawn Morton

Debra Walker

Welcome Maya Glyphers

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This site will explore the decipherment of Maya glyphs from the point of view of a “serious amateur”. We will also keep abreast of news about the the archaeology of Mexico and Central America.

I’ve been studying Maya glyphs informally since working with noted epigrapher, Linda Schele at the University of Texas at Austin in the early ’80s.

Last December I had the pleasure of attending a Maya Field Workshop conducted by Dr. David Stuart, renowned epigrapher and archeologist at the University of Texas. We traveled to Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak and Plan de Ayutla in Chiapas along with about 10 other Maya enthusiasts. You can read more about this at the Maya Field Workshop website.

In my “day job” I travel and teach eLearning and instructional design with a base in Evergreen, Colorado. I look forward to many more posts.

Thanks and stay tuned!
John Daigle

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