Maya Exploration Center: Education Through Exploration
On-going Research Projects
In August of 2000, with the completion of the Palenque Mapping Project, MEC director Dr. Ed Barnhart produced a new map of Palenque's urban core. This has since been praised as one of the most accurate and detailed maps ever made of a Maya site. MEC plans to continue Dr. Barnhart's work by expanding the new map into Palenque's peripheral settlement zone. In addition, the following are general descriptions of the other lines of research MEC is actively pursuing.

Research Topics

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Completed in August of 2000, the Palenque Mapping Project was a three year program of survey and exploration at the ruins of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Read More

Online Publications
MEC Newsletters:
» MEC's Quaterly eNewsletter, ArchaeoMaya

MEC Online Research Papers
Suggested reading books can be bought at JungleCasts with Dr. Barnhart