Maya Exploration Center: Education Through Exploration
About Us
Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient Maya civilization. MEC does this through: 1) travel courses, lecture series, and education programs teaching students, educators, and the general public about the ancient Maya, 2) the survey and mapping of ruins hidden in the jungles of Mexico and Central America 3) the study of ancient Maya science and 4) the exploration and documentation of Maya architecture. In addition to archaeological investigation and teaching, the center seeks to support the illumination of ancient traditions still practiced among the modern Maya. In doing so, MEC aims to better understand the ancient ruins and celebrate the modern Maya as the descendents of one of the world's great early civilizations.

MEC's research is disseminated through educational travel courses, tours for the general public, lectures, and a website ( where various educational and informational materials and resources are made available.
Board of Directors
Dr. Ed Barnhart

Charles Williams

Blair Duncan

Fred Barnhart

LeAndra Luecke
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