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  • Master Forest Gardener Narciso Torres of Belize to receive the Chancellor’s Medal
  • Research on use of cacao among ancient Maya breaks new ground
    Research on use of cacao among ancient Maya breaks new ground
    Among ancient Mayas, cacao was not a food exclusive to the elite, but was important — and common — to all
  • Central Mayapan showing the K’uk’ulkan and Round temples
    New research demonstrates connections between climate change and civil unrest among the ancient Maya
  • Study finds ancient migration from south brought maize, contributed to early Maya ancestry
  • The Caracol or "observatory" at Chich'en Itza
    Book reveals new insights into astronomy and politics of the Maya Terminal Classic period
  • Researchers show chaya a potential protein source for ancient Maya
  • The Observatory, Chich'en Itza
    In a new paper, a UCSB scholar says ancient hieroglyphic texts reveal Mayans made major discovery in math and astronomy
  • A new book co-authored by a UCSB researcher details how the Maya have farmed sustainably and survived for millennia
  • Gerardo Aldana examines the science itself as well as the importance understanding who is invested in the outcomes
  • By presenting a new interpretation of a Maya hieroglyphic verb, Gerardo Aldana, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara, has revised the understanding of one of the longest-studied texts in Maya archaeology.

  • Dignitaries from Belize will travel to Santa Barbara later this month to join UC Santa Barbara in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support a collaborative research program at the ancient Maya city of El Pilar and to launch a...

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