Events and Announcements
IMS Annual Business Meeting and
December Birthday Party
will be December 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m..
2015 Institute of Maya Studies Ballot
If you are a current Member of the Institute of Maya Studies, Inc. you can vote on the 2015 Board for the IMS. You should have received a Ballot but one is available in the Member Only area.Please mark it and send it in.
Dr Nicholas Hellmuth's article "Flor de Muerto Also for the Living: Marigolds in the Maya Diet" appeared in the November 2014 IMS Explorer (available as a PDF below). Now he has prepared a beautiful collection of pictures for IMS. This report is available by clicking on the image to the left to open in a new window.
Please visit http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org/ to check out all the FLAAR reports on botanical research in the "Maya area."
Tulum – Be Your Own guide is an app for iPhone or iPad that provides directions to and information on items of interest at the site of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is designed to guide you around the site during a visit. When used onsite, the app uses your device's GPS to direct you to specific structures and other features around the site. No Wi-Fi or cellular data is used, so no need to worry about large data bills. Read on to find out why I think you should spend $0.99 for this app even if you don't plan on visiting Tulum any time soon.
by Keith Merwin, IMS Webmaster
The Scribes of the Institute of Maya Studies are working to make old issues of IMS' newsletters available to members. They have started with the very first issue: Volume 1 Number 1, April 1972. As issues are scanned, they will be available to members in the "Members Only" area of the website. Login and download issues from 1972 through 1975. Issues from 2008 through the current issue are also available. We are hoping to have all issues of our 40-year-plus organization up for reading in the not-so-distant fugure. This is one of the advantages of being a member. If you are not a Member go HERE to join today!