Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

The 8th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium: The Rise of Maya Civilization

February 11th, 2011 - February 13th, 2011

Tulane University, Uptown Campus and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

Friday, February 11, 2011

K-12 Teachers‘€™ Workshop
Greenleaf Conference Room
100 Jones Hall
Uptown Campus
Tulane University

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Classroom Archaeology: Methods Used to Understand the Ancient Maya
Diane Davies (Tulane University)

1:30 – 3:30 PM
Cultural Traditions of the Modern Maya
Judith Maxwell (Tulane University)

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Tour in the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

Keynote Event
New Orleans Museum of Art

6 – 7 pm
The Classic Preclassic: Perspectives of the Middle Preclassic Period in the Mirador Basin and the Maya Lowlands
Dr. Richard Hansen (Idaho State University / FARES)

7 – 8 pm
Reception & Viewing of NOMA’s Precolumbian Gallery


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lectures by Scholars
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Lavin-Bernick Center
Tulane University

8:00 – 8:45 AM

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Opening remarks
Marcello A. Canuto (M.A.R.I. / Tulane University)

9:00 – 9:40 AM
The Dawn of Social Complexity in Northwest Yucatan
David S. Anderson (Tulane University)
Fernando Robles (Centro INAH – Yucatán)
Anthony P. Andrews (New College of Florida)

9:40 -10:20 AM
Early Evidence of Monumental Architecture in Yucatan
Tomás Gallareta Negrón (Centro INAH – Yucatán)

10:20 -10:30 AM
Refreshment break

10:30 -11:10 AM
Early Ceramics in the Northern Lowlands: New Interpretations from Komchen and Kiuic, Yucatan
E. Wyllys Andrews V (M.A.R.I. / Tulane University)
George J. Bey III (Millsaps College)

11:10 -11:50 AM
Economy, Society, and Culture in the Maya Middle Preclassic at Cuello, Belize
Norman Hammond (Boston University)

11:50 AM -12:15 PM
Questions for morning speakers


12:15 – 2:00 PM


2:00 – 2:40 PM
The Rise of Maya Civilization in the Eastern Lowlands: A Belize River Valley Perspective
Jaime Awe (Institute of Archaeology, Belize)

2:40 – 3:20 PM
What Did the Beginnings of Maya Civilization Look Like? A View from Cival, Peten, Guatemala
Francisco Estrada-Belli (Boston University)

3:20 – 3:30 PM

3:30 – 4:10 PM
La Blanca in the Middle Preclassic Maya World
Michael W. Love (CSU-Northridge)

4:10 – 4:50 PM
The Preclassic in the Maya Highlands
Barbara Arroyo (Associación Tikal)

4:50 – 5:15 PM
Questions for afternoon speakers


Sunday, February 13, 2011

MARI Seminar Room and Lecture Hall 102
Dinwiddie Hall
Tulane University

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Lecture Hall, Dinwiddie 102
Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
Markus Eberl (Vanderbilt University)

10:45 -12:45, Lecture Hall, Dinwiddie 102
An Introduction to Preclassic Maya Iconography
Marc Zender (Peabody Museum, Harvard University)

10:45 -12:45, MARI Seminar Room
Preclassic Sculpture, Ancestry, and State Formation: Rethinking the Enigmatic ‘€œPotbelly‘€ Monuments
Julia Guernsey (University of Texas at Austin)

For more information and to register, click here id=“pfButton”>Print
Belize + People
Victoria Bricker
Professor Emerita - Anthropology