George Stuart, Archaeologist and Expert on the Maya to Speak at UNC Asheville October 24
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:09pm
Archaeologist George Stuart, former National Geographic vice president for research and exploration, will present "Recent Discoveries at the Maya City of Palenque,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. Stuart will present an overview of Palenque, its importance as a Mayan city and recent discoveries made in the city’s ruins. The event is free and open to the public.
During his career with the National Geographic Society, Stuart rose to the position of senior archaeology editor of National Geographic Magazine, and chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration. He is the author of eight books and more than 40 articles, including his book Palenque: Eternal City of the Maya (Thames & Hudson, 2008), co-authored with his son David Stuart.
George Stuart also founded the Boundary End Archaeology Research Center (BEARC), a not-for-profit organization based on his Barnardsville property, which houses a 12,000 volume library on American archaeology. BEARC promotes research related to the archaeology, art, and writing systems of ancient America. Stuart’s many awards include the Tatiana Prokouriakoff Award from Harvard University and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fifth Annual Maya at the Playa conference.
Stuart’s talk is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Classics and Art Departments, and the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information contact Laurel Taylor, UNC Asheville lecturer in art and classics and president of the WNC Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 828.251.6290 or email@example.com.