A small and simple leather bracelet held in the palm of a man's hand.

Gifts for Mayaphiles

Wondering what to get that friend of yours who loves traveling in the Mundo Maya? Joshua Berman has the perfect suggestions.

Colorado Awaits 2012 Winter Solstice Celebration

While Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala will all be in full ceremony/celebration mode as we approach the December 21, 2012, famed end of the Long Count, the winter solstice event will be celebrated outside the Maya region as well.

Father and daughter climb the steps of a Mayan temple.

Making Our Way Through the Mundo Maya

Amy E. Robertson and her family are leaving Honduras next month after nearly five years. They had struggled to figure out what vacation destination merited their final hurrah, and they finally decided to visit one of Amy’s bucket list destinations: Tikal.

Documentary to Reveal Underwater Maya City

There is never a dull moment in the world of Maya studies, and documentary filmmakers have been there for some of the most exciting moments. This year, look for the release of “Mayan Blue,” a feature-length documentary film by Standoff Studios about the discovery of a city 50 feet below the surface of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

2012, The Beginning Film Trailer

The trailer for 2012, The Beginning includes various Maya and Central American voices in addition to the normal line-up of knowledgeable Western researchers and archaeologists. Is there something special about the year 2012? Is it a time of change?

A mural with simplistic figures being brutalized by soldiers.

Indie Film Trailer for GRANITO about Recent Maya History in Guatemala

One cannot visit or explore Guatemala without acknowledging its recent history, specifically the attempted genocide of the Maya people, perpetrated by the government and military. Now, in a new interactive media project and film called GRANITO: Every Memory Matters, director Pamela Yates is connecting that recent past with the present.

Archaeology Magazine: Special Collector’s Issue on the Maya

“Come with Archaeology‘s editors as they dive deep into the sacred pools where the Maya made human sacrifices to the gods, watch modern boxers in Mexico recreating the sacred rituals of their Maya ancestors, and delve into one man’s obsession with an ancient Maya queen.”