Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, will join Francisco Alarcón of the Department of Mathematics, Tessa de Alarcón (Conservation Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology), and Christopher Powell of the Maya Exploration Center, Austin, Texas, in a weeklong program debunking the erroneous theories about the Maya doomsday prophecies of December 21, 2012.
Presenters’ bios and program details can be found on the Maya Week at IUP website. All events are free and open to the public. Attendance vouchers for students will be available.
Maya Week at IUP runs from October 29–November 2.
“The Shape of Sacred Space: Geometry Used to Lay Out and Design Maya Art and Architecture”
“Maya Concepts of Creation and Rebirth: The Popol Vuh and the ‘End’ of the Maya Calendar”
“After the Field: Cleaning Archeological and Ethnographic Objects”
“Sky Flint: Maya Stone Tools and Trade”
“Where It All Starts: Field Conservation in Guatemala”
Maya Week at IUP is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Latin American Studies Committee, the Department of Foreign Languages, and the Department of Mathematics.