Jan 5, 2010

Great Video on Maya Communities Involvement in Maya Archaeology

Indigenous Maya people are growing more active in preserving their cultural heritage.  Current efforts by Maya organizers in Guatemala are the subject of Mayas Saving Maya Culture, the latest video feature on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The  Archaeology Channel.

An association of Tzutujil Maya people from Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, struggle to establish a cultural center and archaeological site museum at the  nearby lakeside site of Chuitinamit, once home to the Pre-Hispanic Maya King  Tepepul and now badly looted.  Including a tour of the museum, this film  documents their accomplishments thus far and current endeavors in the face of  artifact looting and natural catastrophe in the form of Hurricane Stan, which  struck in 2005.

This and other programs are available on TAC for your use and enjoyment. We urge you to support this public service by participating in  our Membership and Underwriting  programs. Only with your help can we continue and enhance our nonprofit public-education and visitor-supported programming.  We also welcome new  content partners as we reach out to the world community.

Richard M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA

President and Executive  Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute

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