Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Cholula, Templo Mayor, Xochimilco, Tula

December 8 - 16, 2018!

The December 2018 MFW will be our first experience exploring the art and archaeology of central Mexico. Over the course of six days we will take a detailed look at the ancient cultures the Valley of Mexico and adjacent regions, focusing on the latest discoveries and research at Teotihuacan, Tula, Tezcotzingo, Cholula, Cacaxtla and Tenochtitlan. A central theme will be the relationship of the ancient Maya to these highland places and cultures over the course 1000 years. In ancient Mexico-Tenochtitlan -- present day Mexico City -- we will walk among the ruins of the Aztec capital, and delve into the lasting thinking and insights into imperial Aztec art and iconography. 2018 is on the verge of the 500-year anniversary of Hernan Cortes’s arrival in Mexico -- a perfect time to look deeply at the cultural development of ancient Mesoamerica and to trace the beautiful landscape of the Conquest. 

MxDF-zocolo  Aztec-Text-Mural 

Itinerary for Ancient Mexico Workshop

Here is a tentative itinerary for the Maya Field Workshop in Mexico City and surrounding sites. To learn more, Please contact Ann Stuart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday December 8 
Arrive in Mexico City and transportation to Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan
Welcome dinner
Sunday December 9
Morning at Teotihuacan, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon
Afternoon at the Ciudadela complex
Evening lecture: Teotihuacan and the Maya Villas Arquelogicas at Teotihuacan
Monday December 10
 Morning drive to Tula for site visit 
Afternoon return to Teotihuacan
Evening talk: Sacred Landscapes in Central Mexico 
Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan
Tuesday December 11
Morning drive to Tezcotzinco
Arrive in Villas Arqueologicas at Cholula 
Evening talk: Cacaxtla and the End of the Classic Era 
Wednesday December 12 
 Morning visit to Cholula pyramid; Visit Cacaxtla site
Afternoon arrival in Mexico City
Evening talk: Tenochtitlan: City of Myth 
Thursday December 13 
Morning at Templo Mayor and museum 
Afternoon at Tlatelolco site and museum 
Evening talk: Looking at Aztec Art and Writing
Friday December 14 
 Morning visit to the National Museum Sala Maya and Sala Mexica
Overnight in Mexico City 
Saturday December 15 
 Morning visit to Chapultepec 
 Afternoon to Xochimilco
Closing Dinner
 Sunday, December 16 
Departures from Mexico City

A new Way to Give Back - and Get a $600 Tax Deduction
Supporting Boundary End Center

$600 of your workshop fee will be considered a tax deductible donation to 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 this year you will receive a tax deduction for part of your registration fees. So go ahead and sign up and we will have a donation receipt for you before tax time. Click on the Boundary End link 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

Please note: Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended. If you must cancel your trip after the September 8 payment in full, no refunds will be available. Here are several options:
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