Davidson Day School and American Foreign Academic Research welcome you to beautiful Davidson signDavidson, North Carolina for the seventh annual Maya at the Lago Conference. The Maya at the Lago Conference (M@L) is a four-day "Everything Maya" event that's comprised of lectures, workshops, and exciting social events. M@L brings some of the worldís top Mesoamerican archaeologists together to share their experiences and current research with colleagues, students, and the general public. The research is fresh and the delivery is easy to digest. Regardless of your experience, Maya at the Lago has an offering that will pique your interest.

Davidson and Lake Norman provide a peaceful serene backdrop for what promises to be the learning opportunity of a lifetime. Like its sister conference, Maya at the Playa, M@L not only gives participants the chance to learn from the best in the field of archaeology, but also provides an opportunity for scholars and non-professionals to socialize outside the traditional confines of the classroom. In addition to great academic content, participants can share experiences like the Lifetime Achievement Dinner or one-on-one glyph instruction with the experts. These are mutually rewarding experiences for both presenters and attendees.

This year we will honor the life and career of Dr. Elizabeth Graham. Dr. Graham (right) is Professor ofLiz Graham Mesoamerican Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL). She has carried out archaeological investigations in Belize for over 40 years, and served as Archaeological Commissioner in Belize from 1977 to 1979. Attendees of the conference will not only have the chance to spend time with Dr. Graham but also over a dozen of her students and closest colleagues.

We are particularly excited to offer an amazing lineup of glyph workshops. We will be offering three workshops in total, one introductory and two intermediate workshops. Participants in each will learn the principals of Mayan writing through exciting examples from different parts of the Maya world.

The conference will be held at Davidson Day School, a progressive college preparatory school with a profound interest in archaeology and global studies. Davidson Day School is the home of American Foreign Academic Research, which is a 501c3 non-profit that provides education and outreach programs for pre-collegiate students and the public for over eleven years.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a long weekend of learning and fun with others who share a passion for the Maya culture and discovery. Seating is limited so register online or call today to secure your spot. Please visit the CONTACT page if you need to contact us with any questions about the conference or need assistance in making travel or hotel arrangements.








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