Maya Culture and UCF Research Celebrated in San Diego with Alumni

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, nearly 30 UCF alumni and friends gathered for a ‘Knight at the Museum’ in San Diego, California. Dean of the UCF College of Sciences, Dr. Michael Johnson was in attendance along with UCF Pegasus Professors and ancient Maya experts, Arlen and Diane Chase, who led the group of alumni through the exhibit, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Arlen and Diane heavily consulted on the exhibit and continue to lead excavations in Caracol, Belize.

The Chases, who came to UCF in 1984 to establish a program in Maya archaeology, work only with UCF students or graduates at Caracol, which at 200 square kilometers is the largest known Maya site. The next stop for the exhibit is the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas in May 2016.

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