Maya Field Workshops Home

  • Chichen ItzaTemple of Kukulkan
  • David Stuart explains inscriptionsOn site with Maya Field Workshop participants
  • Yucatan CenoteOne of the approximately 30,000 sinkhole wells throughout Yucatan
  • At the Coba BallcourtDavid translates the glyphs at Coba
  • Ek' Balam - AcropolisGuarding the tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok', Divine Lord of Talol, as the kingdom was known in ancient times.
  • David reads a stele at Copan
  • Ek' Balam Hieroglyphic Serpent (East)"...Tuun u k'aba' yehb, The ... Stone is the name of his stairway."
  • David refers to participant workbooksMaya Field Workshop participants have workbooks for analysis while on site.
  • Ek' Balam Sculpture Guarding the Tomb at the Acropolis

Central Mexico Sites Workshop - December 2018!

Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Cholula, Templo Mayor, Xochimilco, Tula 
December 8 - 16, 2018!

This is first foray outside the traditional Maya area. For this workshop we venture out to central Mexico where David Stuart has been studying the relationship of Maya, Aztec and other ancient cultures, including their art and writing systems.

Maya Field Workshops are not week-long traveling tours. Rather, they are an intensive intellectual and cultural experience rooted in one area, allowing you a unique and direct hands-on experience with ancient Mesoamerican civilization.

Dr. David Stuart, the leader of our workshops and classes, has been a key player in the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs. He is the Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at UT-Austin, and is recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. David is the author or co-author of many important books on Maya culture and history, and is now actively working with many field projects in the Maya area.


National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Scale model of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan. Credit Wolfgang Sauber, Creative Commons license

Here is a tentative itinerary for the Maya Field Workshop in Mexico City and surrounding sites. To learn more, Please contact Ann Stuart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday December 8 
Arrive in Mexico City and transportation to Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan
Welcome dinner
Sunday December 9
Morning at Teotihuacan, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon
Afternoon at the Ciudadela complex
Evening lecture: Teotihuacan and the Maya Villas Arquelogicas at Teotihuacan
Monday December 10
 Morning drive to Tula for site visit 
Afternoon return to Teotihuacan
Evening talk: Sacred Landscapes in Central Mexico 
Villas Arqueologicas at Teotihuacan
Tuesday December 11
Morning drive to Tezcotzinco
Arrive in Villas Arqueologicas at Cholula 
Evening talk: Cacaxtla and the End of the Classic Era 
Wednesday December 12 
 Morning visit to Cholula pyramid; Visit Cacaxtla site
Afternoon arrival in Mexico City
Evening talk: Tenochtitlan: City of Myth 
Thursday December 13 
Morning at Templo Mayor and museum 
Afternoon at Tlatelolco site and museum 
Evening talk: Looking at Aztec Art and Writing
Friday December 14 
 Morning visit to the National Museum Sala Maya and Sala Mexica
Overnight in Mexico City 
Saturday December 15 
 Morning visit to Chapultepec 
 Afternoon to Xochimilco
Closing Dinner
 Sunday, December 16 
Departures from Mexico City

A new Way to Give Back - and Get a $600 Tax Deduction
Supporting Boundary End Center

$600 of your workshop fee will be considered a tax deductible donation to Boundary End Center. David and I continue to work to support Boundary End Center, a 501c3 non profit that was founded by our dad, George E. Stuart. His vision was to provide a gathering place for scholars of Ancient America, publish scholarly work, and support research projects and archives.
Starting this year you will receive a tax deduction for part of your registration fees. So go ahead and sign up and we will have a donation receipt for you before tax time. Click on the Boundary End link to find out more about what we do. Contact me for any questions and I'll be happy to try to answer them!
Thank you, Ann Stuart

Please note: Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended. If you must cancel your trip after the September 8 payment in full, no refunds will be available. Here are several options:
AIG TravelGard
TripMate Travel Insurance
Allianz Travel Insurance