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A New Bak’tun – Maya Archaeology, Stewardship and Exhibitions Beyond 2012

Author(s): Loa Traxler

Year: 2016

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Mindful stewardship of cultural heritage is a collaborative and holistic effort, often carried out in changing social contexts and facing steep challenges. As archaeologists, we communicate our understanding of the past and the broad implications of archaeological research to the diverse publics that we serve. Drawing from recent work to organize and present the "Maya 2012: Lords of Time" exhibition, this presentation will highlight approaches taken to contextualize pre-Columbian Maya cultural traditions and to engaging diverse communities in presenting Maya heritage for modern audiences.

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A New Bak’tun – Maya Archaeology, Stewardship and Exhibitions Beyond 2012. Loa Traxler. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403977)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America