Mundo Maya Blog
About this blog
Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
Awesome Maya Photo and Article Archive
All Mayaphiles should bookmark Mike Ruggeri's Maya world portal, which includes country and regional listings of "Maya iconography, art, religion, architecture, engineering, history, politics, literature and social life as reflected in their sites" across the region. The site has photos and links from the Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas districts of Mexico, plus many sites in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize.
After bookmarking this site, sign up to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) AZTLAN listserve, which Ruggeri moderates and is "open to all persons interested in Pre-Columbian cultures, whether amateurs or professionals." AZTLAN is an excellent source, used by many experts who announce exciting discoveries to the group as they are happening.
Michael Ruggeri is professor emeritus with the City Colleges of Chicago, and has taught Mesoamerican/Mexican/Latin American History. Mike maintains the largest presence on the world wide web in the area of the Ancient Americas with 26 web pages, each devoted to a different culture of the Ancient Americas, from the Pre-Clovis to the Aztecs. [LINK]