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Daytime Events (Free to the public):

10-11 AM: Dr. Glenna Nielsen, (Utah Museum of Natural History, U of Utah)
"Plaza Architecture in the Mirador Basin"

11 AM-12 PM: Dr. Richard Paine (Anthropology, U of Utah)
"The Ancient Maya Collapse(s): A Demographic Perspective"

1:30-2:30 PM: Dr. Leslie A. Knapp, (Chair, Dept of Anthropology, U of Utah)
"Genetics, Field Observations, and Primate and Tropical Mammal Conservation in northern Guatemala" 

2:30-3:30 PM: Dr. Jack Schuster (Universidad del Valle)
"The Insects of the Mirador Basin, Guatemala" 

3:30-4:30 PM: Dr. Donald W. Forsyth (BYU) 
"The Ceramics of the Mirador-Calakmul Basin, Guatemala" 

4:30-5:30 PM: Dr. Stanley P. Guenter (FARES Foundation, Mirador Basin Project) "Ancient Maya Writing Systems and the Snake Kingdom of the Maya Lowlands" 

Gallery Visit

6:00 PM: Dinner ($40 Buffet)

Evening Talks
(Tickets required--included with buffet)

7:15-8:15 PM: Dr. Richard Hansen (U of Utah)
"The Mirador-Calakmul Basin: The Natural and Cultural Legacy in the Cradle of Maya Civilization" 

8:15-9:15 PM: Dr. Michael Coe (Yale)
"The Ancient Maya in a Larger Perspective" 



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Date: Friday, October 16th, 2015
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Forum, (5th Level), Natural History Museum of Utah

Sponsored by
The Utah Museum of Natural History,
The Department of Anthropology, University of Utah,
The Foundation for Anthropological Research & Environmental Studies (FARES)


Purchase tickets here

IMPORTANT: Tickets must be purchased in advance. Payment at the event will not be available 

For questions or more information, please contact Richard Hansen at


Last Updated: 3/22/18