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2015

Anabel Ford speaks with Zacarias Quixchan, a Maya whose ancestors were in the ar
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
History has not been kind to the Maya, an indigenous people of Mesoamerica. They’re usually portrayed as the hapless victims of European colonialism who collapsed and disappeared as a result of overpopulation and environmental degradation.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Además de domesticarlo, México dio origen al maíz y a su magnífica diversidad, así como a decenas de plantas que hoy en día alimentan al mundo, expresó Elena Álvarez-Buylla, investigadora del Instituto de Ecología, al inaugurar el encuentro Hacer Milpa:...
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Friday, October 2, 2015
CIESAS-Sureste invites you to a book presentation The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands by Anabel Ford and Ronald Nigh with music   Moderator: Dr. Renzo D'Alessandro...
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Friday, September 25, 2015
At Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico ~ UNAM, Mexico City Instituto de Biología, UNAM and the Jardin Botanico hosts the program  Hacer Milpa On the 29th September in honor of the National Day of Maize The Jardin Botanico will be host a...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Presentación de libro  “The Maya Forest Garden” Anabel Ford Miércoles 22 de julio 19:00 horas Evento gratuito para todo público The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Laguna Blanca School teachers Arturo Flores and Blake Dorfman were in Belize to meet with Anabel Ford Ph.D., director of UC Santa Barbara’s MesoAmerican Research Center, learning far more about the Maya than one would by simply walking the...
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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Arriving in Belize after a long series of overnight flights from Santa Barbara, adventurous Laguna Blanca School teachers Blake Dorfman and Arturo Flores met Anabel Ford Ph.D. of UC Santa Barbara’s MesoAmerican Research...
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maya citadel
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Located within the Belize River region and spread across the imaginary border between Guatemala and Belize, the ancient Maya site of El Pilar features an unusual and mysterious ancient construction complex that has archaeologists...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
There has been a new and unusual discovery at the El Pilar Maya site located at the Belize- Guatemala border. According to an article from "Popular Archaeology" a structure never observed before was found at the site last year. Archaeologist Anabel Ford...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
For three decades, archaeologist Anabel Ford has been exploring and studying the ancient Maya site of El Pilar, but until now she has never encountered anything like the ‘Citadel’. “We discovered a completely new component of the...
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chaya
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Chaya (Cnidoscolus chayamansa) commonly called Tree Spinach is a very nutritious plant with high protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins. Reaching 3 meters (10 feet high) Chaya has maple-shaped leaves that are delicious steamed or cooked. Chaya...
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Sunday, March 1, 2015
It's an important Mayan site, bordering Belize and Guatemala, but, sadly, every time we hear about El Pilar, the news is about some kind of illegal activity in the border area, usually violent armed assaults of nearby residents or tourists by cross...
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Chaya
Sunday, January 25, 2015
El Pilar will be featured at the Seed Swap on January 25! 7th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap Sunday, January 25, 2015 11-3pm, Free Come and find out about Chaya, the Maya tree spinach with more protein, vitamin C, and calcium that common...
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2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Join us on Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sesnon House at Cabrillo College for a talk by Dr. Anabel Ford, “The Ancient Maya and their Forest: A Co-Creative Landscape.” Please note that this event will take place on the second...
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014 7:30 PM Farrand Hall Santa Barbara Natural History Museum LiDAR, a remote sensing technique capable of penetrating vegetation, is creating a shift in archaeology that promises transform research in forested areas worldwide....
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Para el maya antiguo el  mono saraguate fue considerado una divinidad. ¿Cómo fue eso posible? La  selva es un territorio hostil para nosotros los seres humanos.  Sin embargo, el  maya se integró a este mundo en forma admirable...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
11AM: Para entender el desarrollo de las sociedades complejas y civilizaciones en las zonas tropicales de Mesoamérica, hay que apreciar la compatibilidad esencial de la agricultura en el contexto de la selva. Subsistencia maya es compleja,  ...
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
 June 21: Revisiting the Wisdom of Maya Food Forest Gardeners Ancient farming practices at an archeological site near Belize and Guatemala For its fourth year, the Wine and Cheese Botanic Lecture Series is bringing together the local scientific...
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the huffington post article
Monday, June 2, 2014
Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening this long-running archaeological mystery. "While we're a little sad not to have solved the...
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mayan temple
Friday, May 30, 2014
Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening this long-running archaeological mystery. "While we're a little sad not to have solved the...
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Anabel Ford presented her lecture, The Ancient Maya and Their Forest: A Co-Creative Landscape, at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as it hosts the 6th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap, with two events. With a theme of plants from the Western Hemisphere & Mesoamerica this year, the event kicks off...
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2013

Friday, November 22, 2013
American Anthropological Association 112th Annual Meeting "Future Publics, Current Engagements" The Conundrum of Volcanic Ash temper in Ancient Maya Ceramics Anabel Ford Materials science of ceramics is the bailiwick of Charles Kolb, who...
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
El Pilar is having its 30th anniversary. Yes, it might be more like 1730 years since it was at its height in the early Classic Period, but the site has been open to the public for 30 years. There will be events and presentations...
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Monday, October 21, 2013
An international panel on constructing sustainable life.  “Recordando el pasado, para construer un major presente y contemplar un futuro sustentable” 21-22 October Centro Cultural Universitario Cd. del Carmen, Camp. México
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