Events

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Jan
2
Thu
TOUR | Explore Veracruz @ Villahermosa, Mexico
Jan 2 – Jan 12 all-day
TOUR | Explore Veracruz @ Villahermosa, Mexico | Ohio | United States

Join us in Villahermosa, Mexico for an exciting look at the Olmec, Totonac, Huastec, Aztec and Spanish cultures that have dominated the region for thousands of years.

Nestled in a tropical paradise, lost cities, unique architecture, and archaeological sites that defy current cultural classification await our arrival. Joining us will be Dr. Jeff Blomster, a leading scholar on the cultures of Mesoamerica at George Washington University.

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Explore Veracruz

TOUR | Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul @ Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico
Jan 2 – Jan 12 all-day
TOUR | Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul @ Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico | Ohio | United States

From A.D. 300 until 900, a brilliant culture flourished in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico – the Classic Maya.  Accompanying us on our tour of some of their most splendid sites will be Dr. Scott Hutson, professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the University of Kentucky.

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Maya of Yucatán and Calakmul

Mar
12
Thu
TOUR | Guatemala Highlands and Copán @ Guatemala
Mar 12 – Mar 22 all-day
TOUR | Guatemala Highlands and Copán @ Guatemala | Ohio | United States

Rain forests, snow-capped volcanoes, and magnificent lakes make up the landscape of the ancient Maya in the highlands of Guatemala.

On our tour you’ll experience a complete spectrum of history – from ancient Maya ruins to modern-day Maya cities.  Our travels will take us from beautiful Lake Atitlán to the Honduran rainforest where we will visit Copán, considered the crown jewel of the southern Maya cities.

Dr. Scott Hutson, professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the University of Kentucky, will accompany us on the tour.

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Guatemala Highlands and Copán

Mar
23
Mon
TOUR | California Missions Archaeology Tour @ San Diego, California
Mar 23 – Mar 28 all-day
TOUR | California Missions Archaeology Tour @ San Diego, California | Ohio | United States

In 1542 the first European explorer in California, Juan Cabrillo, sailed into what is known today as San Diego Bay and made first contact with the local inhabitants, the Kumeyaay people. It is widely agreed among scholars that the Kumeyaay people occupied this region for at least 12,000 years. To the north lived the Luiseño people, and to the east, the Cahuilla.

In 1769, Father Junípero Serra established the first Franciscan mission in California near the ancient Kumeyaay village of Kosa’aay, known today as Old Town San Diego. Father Serra, also known as the “Founder of California,” went on to establish 9 of the 21 missions from San Diego to San Francisco.

During our tour of the San Diego area, we will take an in-depth look into some of these missions, as well as the archaeology of the native people, which will tell us the story of their unique existence before and after the arrival of the Spanish.

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California Missions Archaeology Tour

Jun
12
Fri
TOUR | Yampa River Tour @ Colorado and Utah
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day
TOUR | Yampa River Tour @ Colorado and Utah | Ohio | United States

Join us for a downriver adventure in Colorado and Utah, where you’ll float through Dinosaur National Monument and experience incredible scenery first described by explorer John Wesley Powell. On our 70-mile journey down the Yampa and Green Rivers you’ll visit remote archaeological sites, including Fremont culture rock art panels and prehistoric rock shelters. Greg Udall, a Utah archaeologist, will accompany the tour.

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Yampa River Tour