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2022 Maya Archaeology Field School

Student Maya Research Opportunity in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala,  2022 Idaho State University / FARES Foundation

The Idaho State University/ Guatemala Archaeological and Ecological Research Program is located in the remote Mirador Basin in the northern department of Peten.  The research encompasses one of the most exciting research projects on the ancient Maya, and is focusing on the origins, cultural dynamics, and collapse of Preclassic Maya civilization.  Under the direction of Dr. Richard Hansen, you will have the opportunity for original research and exploration in the largest and earliest ancient Maya cities with teams of scholars from a variety of disciplines.

If you are interested in the field school and would like more information about tuition, costs, room/board, and other expectations, please download this file:

2022 Maya Field School Flyer and visit here:


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For this year's syllabus:

2022 Maya Field School Syllabus


If you would like to apply for this field school please download the application here:

2022 Maya Field School Application


If you are attending this year's field school please download the following files:

2022 Maya Field School Foreign Travel Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver

2022 Maya Field School ISU FARES Foundation

2022 Maya Field School General Equipment

2022 Maya Field School Reading List


The 2022 Liability Waiver and Application must be returned to Dr. Hansen or the Department of Anthropology before May 1, 2022 at 5PM.

Please see contact info below if you have any other questions about this year's field school.


Email: Christine Cento-Ownby, Administrative Assistant

and Dr. Richard Hansen,