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Spacial @ UCSB
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents              Anabel Ford   Using Cutting-edge LiDAR Technology at El Pilar (Belize-Guatemala)in Discovering Ancient Maya Sites—There is still a need for...
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Maya Forest Garden: Conservation Landscape for the Future  Thursday, October 10th  10:30am-12:30pm Session 1.06  ~  Hall of Ideas J Chair: Anabel Ford (Exploring Solutions Past) The Society for Ecological Restoration (...
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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Eduardo Neves, a prominent Brazilian archaeologist and Stéphen Rostain, a French  archaeologist organizing the congress in Quito peaked my interest when we met for breakfast at the Society for American Archaeology in Hawaii and here I am in Quito...
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Sunday, September 8, 2013
El Encuentro Internacional de Arqueología Amazónica Archaeology Under the Canopy : LiDAR at  El Pilar Belize-Guatemala     Anabel Ford, Exploring Solutions Past, Santa Barbara, Claifornia Keith Clarke, University of California Santa...
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala 22 al 26 de julio 2013 Usando Métodos Vanguardistas LiDAR en El Pilar Guatemala - Belice: Cambiando la Arqueología en la selva Maya Por Anabel Ford Universidad de California Santa Barbara USA Hugo...
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Using Cutting-edge LiDAR Technology to Discover Ancient Maya Households and Settlement Patterns at El Pilar   LiDAR, a remote sensing instrument capable of penetrating vegetation, is creating a shift in Mesoamerican archaeology that will transform...
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Each May, Belize celebrates Education Week. In the spirit of this national event, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit, Exploring Solutions Past, has participated by coordinating tours of El Pilar Archaeological Reserve, giving presentations at local...
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Conservation of our scarce natural and cultural resources is the major issue of the 21st Century. Deforestation is one common threat, and nowhere is this graver than in the tropical forests. Protecting the tropics has become a major concern in past...
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Anabel Ford invites members of the Carr & Hazard 1962 Tikal Report No. 11 revisit Tikal and discuss the challenges presented in the heritage management. 
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Dr. Ford lecturing
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
On a professional visit to the Middle East, Dr. Ford participated in the 7th World Archeological Congress in Jordan and gave a lecture at the AUB museum in January 2013 on her work on the El Pilar project. Dr. Ford wanted to spend a day at Ahliah...
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The Treasury in Jordan’s ancient city of Petra remains a top draw among tourists
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Dr. Ford's Noozhawk article detailing her excursion to Wadi Rum and the ancient city of Petra.  From the northern Dead Sea on the King’s Highway south to find Wadi Rum, we traveled with a group of...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Dr. Anabel Ford gives a lecture at the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut Mysteries of the Maya Explored    Abstract From the deep forests of tropical Mesoamerica, Dr. Anabel Ford brings to life the ancient Maya and...
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Session 4.1F: Consumers, producers, or interactive partners? Toward multivocality in participatory archaeology Abstract “Participatory culture” is a term used in contrast to consumer culture. It refers to a culture in which...
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Short piece in Noozhawk by Anabel Ford about the end of the world 2012. 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Canadian Museum of Civilization presents Maya Lecture Series The Ancient Maya and Their Forest: A Co-Creative Landscape Illustrated talk by Anabel Ford, Director of the MesoAmerican Research Center and Associated Anthropologist at the University of...
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Anabel Ford lectures at the School of History, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, USAC. The University is in Zona 12 and has more than 100,000 students. In the School of History there are about 15,000 students; archaeology and anthropology are among...
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Friday, December 30, 2011
An Archaeological View on Maya 2012 Anabel Ford gives an archaeologist's perspective on the Maya Calendar and the public fear surrounding its end in 2012. 
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Listen to an interview with Archaeologist Anabel Ford on the ISI (It's So Interesting) Network. 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Rolex Awards for Enterprise Maya Forestry for Future Generations Anabel Ford believes the ancient Maya have a lot to teach people today about the sustainable use of the forest. Working with a local group of indigenous forest gardeners, Ford, who was...
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Discoveries at the ancient Maya site of El Pilar may portend a new model for doing archaeology and set a standard for sustainability for the world.
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Friday, February 4, 2011
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment presents The Ancient Maya and their Forest: A Co-Creative Landscape by Dr. Anabel Ford In this colloquium presentation, Dr. Anabel Ford of ISBER/MesoAmerican...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The nearly six-year-old agreement between UCSB and the Central American country of Belize to protect and research the ancient Maya city of El Pilar was officially renewed during a ceremony on Monday.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
UCSB signed an agreement with Belizean dignitaries yesterday to launch a new collaborative preservation program in the ancient Maya city of El Pilar.
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Monday, January 24, 2011
NICH National Institute of Culture and History, Belize Diane C. Haylock, president of NICH and Mr. George Thompson, acting director of the Institute of Archaeology traveled to Santa Barbara on January 24th, 2011 to join UC Santa Barbara in signing a...
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