18th Annual Maya Weekend
Portraits of the Maya - Life Stories Across Time
Friday March 31 - Sunday April 2, 2000

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and
Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324
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SPEAKERS this spring include: Barbara Tedlock, Simon Martin, David Freidel, William Ringle, Norman Schwartz, Elizabeth Newsome, Robert Sharer, Peter Harrison, Linda Brown, and James Nations.  Coffee and conversation with field archaeologists highlight the program breaks.  In-depth WORKSHOPS this spring include: the iconography of kings with Karl Taube, the Maya codices with Gabrielle Vail, and the details of hieroglyphic texts with John Harris and Judith Storniolo.

The Weekend opens Friday evening with a special talk by Christopher Jones followed by a casual reception.  Saturday evening enjoy a lively fiesta and banquet of Maya cuisine (optional) with our dinner speaker, Merle Greene Robertson.  The Weekend concludes Sunday afternoon with a Despedida party.  Join us for an entire weekend exploring Maya life and history!

HOTELS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Tower Hotel, 33rd and Civic Center Boulevard - 800/356-7366 and the Sheraton University City, 36th and Chestnut Streets - 215/387-8000.  Be sure to identify yourself as a Maya Weekend attendee to receive the special Maya Weekend rate of $109 plus tax.  A new hotel, The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street - 215/222-0200, has recently opened in University City.

AIR TRAVEL: American Express Travel has been appointed as the official travel agency for the Maya Weekend.  Please call 215/898-9439 to get discounted travel prices.

Brochures with full details will be mailed in January.  For additional brochures, call 215/898-4890 or fax 215/573-4263.

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