Matthew Looper and Yuriy Polyukhovych | September 12, 2016
How much is a pile of rabbits worth to a Maya god? This question seems to be answered by the text and image of a small painted cylindrical drinking cup,... read more
George Bey | February 01, 2016
This is the second post in a series by George Bey. Find his previous post here.
Imagine you are trying to complete a puzzle that is made up of thousands of... read more
David Anderson and Marijke M. Stoll | December 15, 2015
The ballgame, in all its myriad forms, is one of the most iconic and pervasive cultural traditions of Mesoamerica. What a spectacle these games must have been... read more
Meghan Rubenstein | November 15, 2015
This is the third post in a series by Meghan Rubenstein. Find her previous posts here.
With the archaeological field season over at Kabah, I shifted my focus... read more
Megan O'Neil | October 15, 2015
We recently completed the reinstallation of our permanent gallery at LACMA with materials from West Mexico, northern Mexico, and the southwestern United States... read more
Meghan Rubenstein | October 15, 2015
This is the second post in a series by Meghan Rubenstein. Read her first post here.
A couple of nights last week it was so cold in Santa Elena I slept in a... read more
George Bey | September 15, 2015
During the 9th and early 10th centuries an unrivaled era of prosperity and growth spread throughout the Puuc region of the northern Yucatan peninsula. Maya... read more
Meghan Rubenstein | August 15, 2015
After more than a year of planning, which included grant writing, interviews, and endless paperwork, my move to Mexico still managed to sneak up on me. Three... read more
Charles Golden and Andrew Scherer | July 15, 2015
On loan and currently on view in the Ancient American art galleries at LACMA is a small but remarkable stela, a carved standing stone dedicated in AD 795, by... read more
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