November 25, 2018

Last week I taught a course in Cantel. In a school at the foot of the pre-Hispanic hill-site Kiaq.

Participants were teachers and members of the local Colegio Maya, and of Escuela Ki’kotemal from Quetzaltenango.

We have relatively ample information on the time when the K...

September 20, 2018

Les invito a tod@s participar en este curso. Exploraremos el texto completo del Popol Wuj.

Un análisis mítico-histórico de los ciclos del Popol Wuj. 
Impartido por: 
Dr. Ruud van Akkeren
Universidad de Leiden,  Holanda

Módulos
1. Introducción en el Popol Wuj
2. Ciclo d...

August 14, 2018

Conferencia impartida en el marco de la celebración del día internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas

El lugar del inframundo maya en el Popol Wuj adquirió una mala fama. Por parte por el mito mismo, pero también por influencias posteriores en la colonia, donde Xibalba fue...

June 21, 2018

Last week (June 13-15, 2018) there was an international seminar in Guatemala titled De la oscuridad a la luz, to celebrate the inauguration of a new section in the museum MUNAE: vitrines with original fragments of the famous San Bartolo murals. A great accomplishment!...

May 23, 2018

Roll-out by Justin Kerr 

This is an image from a Chama-style piece of ceramics. It represents a gato de monte, some type of fox. There is a variety of fox-like creatures on Chama ceramics. It’s the Maya way of representing history: a ruling lineage called Fox. In the Cl...

May 11, 2018

Al final del Clásico, en la costa del Golfo de México – Tabasco y Campeche – se formó una nueva élite mercantil, la que estuvo integrada por linajes teotihuacanos, mayas, olmeca-xicalancas y nonoalcas. Dicha élite difundió la nueva ideología mercantil surgida de dos co...

El valor significativo de la historia antigua para los pueblos mayas del presente

International aid agencies in Guatemala have centered a lot of their help on the Maya people, a marginalized group whose history has been systematically suppressed, to the point of being a...

April 30, 2018

We just launched this website, together with my friend Juan Moncada, designer of the site. I am curious to hear what you think about it.

About the work I have been doing, and the books and articles that I have published. Make sure you’ll check out my latest book “Maya...

February 16, 2018

I wrote this small book as an introduction, before entering the domain of self-publishing. I thought it would be a convenient way for my future readers to know my work and life in the Maya Highlands of Guatemala, prior to putting out my articles and books. Self-publish...