Florida Museum of Natural History researchers receive $53,000 to digitize ancient Mayan collection

. August 15, 2012 . 0 Comments

Florida Museum of Natural History researchers recently received $53,000 to enhance the museum’s online database of Mayan artifacts.

Florida Museum of Natural History

The two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities coincides with the museum’s new temporary exhibit “An Early Maya City by the Sea: Daily Life and Ritual at Cerros, Belize,” open through Oct. 7. Florida Museum curator of Latin American art and archaeology Susan Milbrath and Debra Walker, a museum courtesy assistant curator who has worked extensively in Cerros, received the grant. University of Florida anthropology graduate students Jeffrey Vadala and Lucas Martindale Johnson developed the exhibit under their direction.

To access the Florida Museum’s Cerros Research Online Catalogue, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/latinarch/cerros/gallery.htm

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