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Ancient and Living Maya Through the Photographic Lens
September 18, 2012 @ 12:00 am - December 14, 2012 @ 11:55 pm
Exhibition Reception: October 26, 2012 | 5:30 p.m.
This exhibition includes twenty large photographic images of Maya peoples and sites taken by National Geographic staff members while on assignment. Dating from the 1950s through the 1980s, the photographs are from the collection of George E. Stuart (UNC Ph.D. 1975), former National Geographic archaeologist. Lowland and highland Maya garments and textiles from the same period are also part of the display.
This exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the “13 Bak’tun: New Maya Perspectives in 2012” symposium taking place October 25 and 26.
“13 Bak’tun” is hosted by the Douglass Hunt Lecture of Carolina Seminars, Friends of the Library, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library, and UNC Global, with additional support from the American Indian Center, the Carolina Digital Library and Archives, the Departments of Anthropology, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies at the University Library, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, and the School of Law —all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.