The Mesoamerica Center aims to facilitate knowledge, learning and understanding about the ancient indigenous cultures and peoples of what is now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador through education, research, and exchange. The center's primary focus is on the arts, language, and archeology of Mesoamerican civilization. It aims to foster communication among many academic units on campus, highlighting the interdisciplinary strengths of faculty and students at the university. The center also oversees the annual Mesoamerica Meetings (previously The Maya Meetings), a premier academic conference and symposium on Mesoamerican culture, as well as Casa Herrera, a research and teaching facility in the heart of the city of Antigua, Guatemala.
Archaeological Evidence for the Preclassic Origins of the Maya Creation Story and the Resurrection of the Maize God at Cahal Pech, Belize
The 2020-2021 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series presents "Archaeological Evidence for the Preclassic Origins of the Maya Creation Story and the Resurrection of the Maize God at Cahal Pech, Belize" by Jaime J. Awe.