• November 08 - 12 , 2017

    50th Annual Chacmool Conference – University of Calgary

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  • April 26 - 29 , 2018

    Maya at the Lago Conference 2018

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  • June 03 - 17 , 2018

    Portugal (Troia) Summer Project 2018 – DDS Session

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  • June 17 - 01 , 2018

    Portugal (Troia) Summer Project 2018 – Open to all students

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AFAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pre-collegiate students an opportunity to experience first hand the world of archaeology through onsite excavations or by attending world-class seminars at our Maya conferences.

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The Conch Shell Ink Pot depicted in the AFAR logo was excavated by Catharina E. Santasilia and Antonio Itza in a joint BVAR-AFAR project led by Dr. Jaime Awe in 2011. The artifact dates to the late classic Mayan Period (ca. AD 600-700) and was once utilized as an ink well by a master scribe. Three of the four sections of the shell still contain remnants of the blue, red, and black ink that once filled them making this artifact extremely rare and important.

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