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New Opportunity! Call for Applications: 2020-2021 George Stuart Residential Scholar(s)

For complete details: please download the Call for 2020 – 2021 Applications PDF. The Boundary End Center (BEC) is seeking candidates to become the 2020-21 George Stuart Residential Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year. BEC accepts candidates for either one or two semester-long residencies. The Fall residency spans September 1-December 30. The Spring residency spans January 1-May 30. Summer residencies (June 1-August 30) are also possible. Prioritized applicants will either be Ph.D. or M.A./M.Sc. candidates working on their thesis/dissertation or professors

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Maya on the Mountain set for April 13-15, 2020

Registration is now open! Boundary End Center is delighted to announce a Hieroglyphic Workshop – Maya on the Mountain: the Lords of Tiho’ – led by David Stuart on April 13-15. Dr. Stuart will cover the monuments and inscriptions of Dzibilchaltun and Western Yucatan. His father, George Stuart, did much of the mapping and early drawings of the site’s architecture back in the late 70’s. The workshop will take place in the BEC Annex: the educational facility created by George

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Dr. Jill Jordan looking up from excavation.

Dr. Jill Jordan joins BEC as George Stuart Residential Scholar

Boundary End Center announces the appointment of Dr. Jillian M. Jordan as a George Stuart Residential Scholar. Jill is an archaeologist who recently received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on how people acquire and transmit knowledge, and the relationships between interaction networks and spatial/social boundaries. At the BEC, Jill is working on publications based on her dissertation research and beginning a new project funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research that

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Maya on the Mountain held at BEC

The Maya on the Mountain hieroglyphic workshop, led by David Stuart, was held at the Boundary End Center from April 22-24. The workshop was a great success, and brought 12 “glyphers” to the teaching facility and library of BEC for a productive time investigating the inscriptions of the Classic Maya site of Cobá. Along with George Stuart Residential Scholar Mary Kate Kelly, David Stuart and the 12 participants studied several key monuments of this important Maya center and the dates,

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A Public Workshop Held at BEC

This past Saturday, over 40 members of the Asheville community visited the Boundary End Center for an introductory workshop on the “Archaeology and Writing System of the  Ancient Maya”. The workshop was a success, and we had the pleasure to work with a wide spectrum of people, from a local school kid, to neighboring lifelong learners, and faculty members of UNC-Asheville and Warren Wilson College. The workshop was co-organized in partnership with Asheville Sister Cities (San Cristobal de las Casas)

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