The 12th Annual Maya at the Playa — co-organized by BEC board member Mat Saunders and BEC George Stuart Residential Scholar Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire — took place from September 20-23 in Palm Coast, FL. This year, the conference focussed on Caves and the Underworld. Presentations included reports on recent research led in cave systems from across the Maya world, including those of … Read More
The Boundary End Center is delighted to announce that Mary Kate Kelly and Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire have been appointed as the inaugural George Stuart Residential Scholars for the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2018-19 academic year. Mary Kate Kelly (M.A., B.A.) is a Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at Tulane University, where her advisor is Dr. Marc Zender. Her doctoral … Read More
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