Yucatán: Maya Ruins and Fabulous Haciendas with Dr. William Saturno

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Field Trip

Friday, February 10–Sunday, February 19, 2017, $5,025, double occupancy, w/o airfare. Price includes $500 donation to SAR.

Detail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,YucatánDetail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,YucatánPhoto by by Adam Jones, PhDDetail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,YucatánPhoto by by Adam Jones, PhD

Soon after its founding in 1907, SAR undertook archaeological investigations not only in the Southwest, but also in Mexico and Central America. Beginning in 1910, SAR excavated the ancient Maya ruins of Quiriguá, Guatemala. But SAR archaeologists like Sylvanus G. Morley also investigated other Maya cities, including Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and Palenque, and a permit was secured to dig the latter site.

Following in the footsteps of the early SAR archaeologists in the Yucatán Peninsula, we will visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Izamal, and Dzibilchaltun. Participants will lodge at the beautifully restored Hacienda Katanchel (not open to the public), as well as the Hacienda Puerta Campeche, and Hacienda Uxmal. The haciendas offer luxurious accommodation and gourmet cuisine. Our study leader for the trip will be Dr. William Saturno, professor of archaeology at Boston University and former SAR fellow. Saturno and his team made global headlines in 2001 when they discovered the earliest-known ancient Maya mural paintings at San Bartolo, a site in northeast Guatemala.

Activity Level: Moderate (walk unassisted at least 2 miles over the day; some unpaved and rocky paths)

SAR field trips are for members only. To become a member, click here.

For a full itinerary, click here (PDF, 777 KB).

This trip is filling up quickly. Please contact Laura Sullivan, Director of Development, sullivan[at]sarsf.org, for more information or to make a $1,700 deposit to hold your spot.

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