The AAA is happy to welcome the Maya Research Program as an affiliated Archaeological Project and its President Thomas H. Guderjan and Board Member Colleen Hanratty as Members!
Maya Research Program (MRP) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization (501c3) that sponsors archaeological and ethnographic research in Middle America. Each summer since 1992, MRP has sponsored archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Maya site of Blue Creek in northwestern Belize and ethnographic research in the village of Yaxunah, Mexico. In 2012 we again offer opportunities to participate in our field programs and learn about the Maya of the past and today.
The Blue Creek Archaeological Project is an annual excavation that incorporates cost-sharing volunteers and students and, as a result, provides the public with an opportunity to participate in one of the major research efforts in Maya archaeology. The Blue Creek project is open to student and non-student participants, regardless of experience. The Blue Creek field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and participants will receive training in both excavation and laboratory techniques and receive a “crash course” on the Maya and archaeological methodology. Academic credit and scholarships are available.