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  • Chichen ItzaTemple of Kukulkan
  • David Stuart explains inscriptionsOn site with Maya Field Workshop participants
  • Yucatan CenoteOne of the approximately 30,000 sinkhole wells throughout Yucatan
  • At the Coba BallcourtDavid translates the glyphs at Coba
  • Ek' Balam - AcropolisGuarding the tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', Divine Lord of Talol, as the kingdom was known in ancient times.
  • David reads a stele at Copan
  • Ek' Balam Hieroglyphic Serpent (East)"...Tuun u k'aba' yehb, The ... Stone is the name of his stairway."
  • David refers to participant workbooksMaya Field Workshop participants have workbooks for analysis while on site.
  • Ek' Balam Sculpture Guarding the Tomb at the Acropolis

Teotihuacan, Cholula, Templo Mayor and Xochimilco in December 2018!

Save-a-Date Announcement
Teotihuacan, Tula, Cholula, Xochimilco and Mexico City A New Adventure!  Maya Field Workshops
DECEMBER 8 - 16 , 2018
Much more information will be posted later. Meanwhile, here is a tentative itinerary for the Maya Field Workshop in Mexico City and surrounding sites.

Saturday December 8
Arrive in Mexico City and transportation to

Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan
Welcome dinner

Day 1 - Sunday December 9
AM at Teotihuacan
PM at Teo tunnel plus mural museum
Evening lecture
Villas Arquelogicas at Teotihuacan

Day 2 - Monday December 10
AM Tula site visit
PM Teotihuacan
Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan

Day 3 - Tuesday December 11
AM Texcoco
Check out of hotel
PM Cacaxtla

Villas Arqueologicas at Cholula check in
Day 4: Wednesday December 12
AM check out
Visit Cholula site
PM to DF hotel check in

Day 5 - Thursday December 13
AM Templo Mayor
PM Tlatelolco lecture
Stay in DF

Day 6 - Friday December 14
AM Museum
PM Museum
Stay in DF

Day 7 - Saturday December 15
AM Chapultepec
PM Xochimilco
Stay in DF

Sunday, December 16 Departures from Mexico City

A New Way to Give Back   -    and Get a Tax Deduction
Supporting Boundary End Center
David and I continue to work to support Boundary End Center, a 501c3 non profit that was founded by our dad, George E. Stuart.  His vision was to provide a gathering place for scholars of Ancient America, publish scholarly work, and support research projects and archives.  Starting next year you will receive a tax deductiion for part of your registration fees.  We are still working out the details but will have plans firmly in place for 2018.  So go ahead and sign up and we will have a donation receipt for you before tax time.  Clink on the Boundary End link below to find out more about what we do.  Contact me for any questions and I'll be happy to try to answer them!  Thank you,  Ann Stuart

David Stuart has been at the forefront of formulating and studying many of these new ideas, and will share his very latest thinking with the workshop participants. To do so we will learn how to read Maya hieroglyphs, decode iconography, and how to apply some of the newest technologies to the study of the ancient Maya.


Maya Field Workshops are not a week-long traveling tour. Rather, it is an intensive intellectual and cultural experience rooted in one place, allowing you a unique and direct hands-on experience with ancient Maya civilization.

David Stuart, the leader of our workshops and classes, has been a key player in the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs. He is the Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at UT-Austin, and is recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  David is the author or co-author of many important books on Maya culture and history, and is now actively working with many field projects in the Maya area.

Maya Field Workshops introduce you to the exciting world of Maya archaeology through intensive and fun on-site seminars led by renowned archaeologist David Stuart. We emphasize learning and culture over quick tourism, concentrating our time on learning the archaeology, history and art of single Maya archaeological sites or regions. There's no intellectual experience quite like Maya Field Workshops in the world of archaeological travel.

We take care of everything from when you land at the airport until your departure, so all you have to do is relax and learn - not to mention meet great people, eat delicious food and have lots of fun!