In The News
From time to time, MEC
makes the news. Staff and associate papers and
articles may be published or reprinted. Or, perhaps a television station has taken in interest. Whatever the case, you can
find updated MEC
news information here.
In April 2008 the Austin Chronicle published a story on the state of Maya studies in Austin, Texas.
The article's focus was the legacy of Dr. Linda Schele and the success of the annual Texas Maya Meetings which she started over 20 years ago.
Dr. David Stuart, who inherited Schele's position at the University of Texas, and MEC's Director Dr. Ed Barnhart were interviewed for the piece.
The article is available online at the Austin Chronicle's website: Read the article
In March 2005, Nicco Mele went to Chiapas, Mexico
with Dave Pentecost to explore the region, and spend some time with archaeologists working on discovering more about the
Maya culture. Their first JungleCast (a Podcast from the Jungle!), and the subsequent JungleCasts are available on EchoRadio
Explore Mexico with a fellow Austinite: MEC
Director, Dr. Ed Barnhart and his
family featured on News 8 Austin ... Read the article
Exploration of an Ancient Maya City:
First printed in Mundo Maya this article chronicles Dr. Barnharts exploration of Palenque...
Read the article
Palenque - City of Faith:
From Coastal Survey Magazine an article about Palenque's general history with interviews from
Dr. Barnhart, Christopher Powell and other friends and associates of MEC
Read the article
Archaeology at Copan, Honduras:
Twelve Seasons of Excavations Completed Research and Conservation Continue. University
of Pennsylvania press realease ... Read the article
Celebrants of Winter Solstice Foresee the End of Time:
Originally printed in the New York Times, reprinted here in the
Salt Lake City Tribune ... Read the article