Mesoamerica Center Events

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.

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Upcoming Events

There are currently no scheduled events.

Past Events

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The Mesoamerica Center at the Texas Archaeology Fair

Join The Mesoamerica Center at the largest public archaeology event in Austin! Come learn about all the different kinds of archaeological work that happens at UT Austin, including research on the ancient Maya and other cultures of Mesoamerica. 

Oct 20

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

J.J. Pickle Research Campus (Map)

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Mesoamerica Center presents "Fire Ceremony, History, and Memory: Situating Waka's Central Civic Ceremonial Complex" by Dr. Olivia Navarro-Farr

Join the Mesoamerica Center and Dr. Olivia Navarro-Farr for a discussion of her work on the ancient Maya city of Waka', its queens, and its civic-ceremonial architecture. 

Mar 19

4:00 PM

DFA 2.204

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“The Early Mesoamerican City: Urbanism & Urbanization in the Formative Period”

Join the Mesoamerica Center and CSU-Northridge’s Dr. Michael Love for a discussion of new research and interpretations on the rise of urbanism in ancient Mesoamerica.​

Dec 4

4:00 PM

DFA 2.204

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