A 17-person delegation including leaders from Yucatan visited BEC in mid-October. It was led by the current Municipal President (Mayor) of Valladolid, Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante and staff from the Ayuntamiento de Valladolid. Asheville Sisters Cities, Inc. organized and hosted the visit from one of the Maya sister cities, Valladolid, Yucatan. The delegation included members of the Asheville Sister … Read More
News from BEC Archivist, Dylan Clark: This summer George Scheer, director of the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC is in residence at Boundary End Center until mid-August, writing a draft of his dissertation in the library. The BEC library, was founded by renowned Maya and Ancient American archaeologist, George Stuart. George Scheer has also been kind enough to share some of … Read More
Hundreds of volumes from the rich archives of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington D.C. and the Conklin Library are now on the shelves of the Boundary End Center / Ancient America libraries. This generous donation came by way of BEC board vice president, Jeff Splitstoser. That’s Jack Marshall loading the truck in Silver Springs along with great volunteers unloading hundreds … Read More
The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington D.C. announces its 2017 symposium, “The Pre-Columbian Heritage of the National Park System” will be Saturday, September 16, at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the extraordinary and diverse pre-Columbian sites within our own borders. Details are on the PCSWDC website.
Dylan Clark is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the indigenous cultures and social history of Mexico and Central America. As the new resident archivist, Dylan is inventorying and curating the BEC’s numerous archaeological and ethnographic objects (e.g., textiles, ceramics, photos, transparency slides, documents, etc.), He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University where his dissertation research focused on the ancient … Read More
We are pleased to host Asheville Sister Cities, June 16. Asheville Sister Cities promotes international awareness and maintain relations, including with San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico and Valladolid, Mexico. Join us for conversation about the History of the Collection and the Boundary End Center with BEC’s Dylan Clark and Ann Stuart. $5 donation (half goes to the Wheelchair Project … Read More
From our archives: In 2004 the Boundary End Center hosted a mini-conference on the ancient Maya Pre-Classic, attended by several distinguished archaeologists and friends. (Back row, left-to-right: Juan Antonio Valdes, Barbara Arroyo, Richard Hansen, Donald Forsyth, Fernando Robles, Nick Dunning. Front row: Julia Guernsey, Melinda Stuart, George Stuart, Bill Saturno, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Karl Taube, David Stuart, Norman Hammond)
The location of the Boundary End in the heart of a region where a large number of environmental, cultural, and conservation issues are present also makes it a prime place for small-scale retreats and scholarly meetings and conferences on a variety of topics that include archaeology, botany, conservation biology, forestry, and geology. In addition, formal affiliations are planned with schools … Read More