Tonight: RBCM Prof. Marcello Canuto

The UVic Department of Anthropology and the Royal BC Museum are pleased to present;

An Isolated Stop on the Road of Power: La Corona, the Snake Kings and Altar 5 - Prof. Marcello Canuto Director Middle American Research Institute Tulane University.

On November 27th, 2019 Prof. Marcello Canuto will be giving a talk about his research in Guatemala including his discovery of Altar 5 from Corona, an important Mayan site. This artifact is showcased in the RBC Museum’s temporary exhibit on the Mayan civilization.

Following the talk Prof. Canuto will take the audience on a tour of the gallery.
Date: November 27, 2019
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC

Purchase tickets here.

“ In 2018, Dr. Marcello Canuto, director of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University and co-director of the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project, led a team of archaeologists to new discoveries at the Maya site of La Corona, located in Petén, Guatemala. A nearly 1,500-year-old carved altar, the oldest found to date at the site, presents new evidence for how a powerful kingdom known as the Kaanul dynasty began. See this significant monument currently on display in Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition.”