Annual Marie Wormington Lecture: Underwater Maya

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science says
Preserved below the seafloor in a shallow coastal lagoon are the only known remains of Classic Maya wooden buildings. The discovery of these remains in 2004 by archaeologist and professor Heather McKillop stunned the archaeological community and led to a major research program to map and excavate the wooden architecture and associated artifacts at 100 underwater sites. In order to keep a permanent record of the wood and other salt waterlogged objects, McKillop and her team used 3D imaging equipment at their jungle camp, and a 3D printer back in their lab to make accurate replicas. Join McKillop as she shares stories related to this groundbreaking work, which will help communities in southern Belize develop ways to protect the underwater Maya sites through sustainable archaeological tourism. This lecture is named for the renowned anthropologist who had an illustrious career at the Museum.
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By: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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