Center for Ancient Studies: The Education of an Archaeologist: 60 Years of Adventure and Discovery. (George Stuart)
Center for Ancient Studies
"The Education of an Archaeologist: 60 Years of Adventure and Discovery"
George Stuart, Boundary End Archaeology Research Center
Next Meeting of the Pre-Columbian Society
George Stuart will give an anecdotal illustrated personal account of his life in archaeology, which he began as an archaeological field assistant at the Mulberry site in South Carolina on June 9, 1952. He will cover his work at the Maya sites of Dzibilchaltun and Balankanche Cave in Yucatan, Naj Tunich, and Rio in Guatemala, and Coba, in Quintana Roo, but will also touch upon his role in major discoveries at Etowah, Georgia, all illustrated with National Geographic photos. Dr. Stuart has also lectured extensively on the archaeology, hieroglyphic writing, and art history of the Maya - and on Southeastern North America. His writings, both academic and popular, include The Mysterious Maya, Lost Kingdoms of the Maya, and Ancient Pioneers: the First Americans. His most recent book, Palenque: Eternal City of the Maya, was co-authored with his son David Stuart, the Linda and David Schele Professor of Ancient Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas, Austin. During his 38 years with the National Geographic Society, Dr. Stuart served as Senior Archaeology Editor of the National Geographic Magazine. As Chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration, he oversaw the granting of more than four million dollars a year for scientific fieldwork from archaeology to zoology.