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Maya hieroglyphics workshop to include movie for public


“Breaking the Maya Code” will be shown to the general public for free on Oct. 1 at Centennial Hall.


A free public screening of the award-winning documentary “Breaking the Maya Code” will be among the events next month at Texas State’s Ancient Maya Hieroglyphics Workshop.

The 2008 film on the decipherment of the ancient script will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Centennial Hall 157.

The Center for the Arts and Symbolism of Ancient America (CASAA), in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology at Texas State, will conduct the workshop Oct. 1-3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The workshop will be held in room 157 of Centennial Hall.

The workshop will focus on inscriptions from Quirigua, Guatemala. It is open to participants of all experience levels. Matthew G. Looper, epigrapher and art historian from California State-Chico, will lead the workshop.

Workshop fees are $85 for the general public and $75 for students with valid identification.

To register for the workshop, go to http://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/workshops-field-schools/hieroglyphic.html and download the brochure, or contact workshop coordinator Kent Reilly, director of the Center for Arts and Symbolism in Ancient America, at (512) 245-8272 or fr04@txstate.edu.