MESA REDONDA de IZAPA
JUNE 19-21, 2012
Sponsored by Planetario de los Bachilleres; The Maya Conservancy.
JUNE 19th-2 Ajmaq 5:00 p.m. Welcome to The Planetarium, Queta del Pino. Keynote Speaker, Mary Lou Ridinger, The Maya Conservancy.
“Ancient Mesoamerican Trade Routes; Izapa as a center of
Trade and Cultural Diffusion.”
6:00 p.m. Planetarium show of” The Night of Creation”.
JUNE 20th- 3 No’j …. IZAPA
6:00 a.m. Sacred Fire Ceremony at Izapa. Solstice.
Names of MAYA ELDERS here.
7:30 a.m. Tour of Group B, Dr. Garth Norman
11:00 a.m. Mesa Redonda Conference starts.
Dr. Garth Norman Talk and PPP presentations:
“ Izapa…the Birthplace of the MesoAmerican Calendars”
12:00 p.m. Miguel Ratzan. Musician and Storyteller
12:30pm - 2:00pm Comida
2:00 pm: Planetarium: Ing. Abelino Becerra. The Influence of
Izapa on Xochicalco, Teotihuacan, Tikal, an More.
Dr. Ivan Azurdia Bravo. 13th Baktun, Mathematical and
4:30p.m: Dr. Victor Ortiz . “Name of Talk”
5:30p.m. Panel on the Stage. Questions and Answers from
7:00pm: Dinner sponsored by TMC
JUNE 21- 4 Tijax 7:30 a.m: Tour of Group F, John Major Jenkins
9:00 am: Dedication of Replica Stelae to INAH, Group A
10:30am: Planetarium: DVD of Understanding 2012, ML Ridinger
11: 00am: John Major Jenkins, “Archaeastronomy and the Hero
Twin Myth in the Izapa Ball Court”. PPP
12:30- 2:00pm Comida
2:00pm: DR. Mark Van Stone: “It’s not the End of the World:
What the Maya Really Tell Us about 2012”
3:00pm: Vincent Stanzione:” Flowering Mountain Earth-
Suchitepequez Kotzil….Place of Cacao, the Sacred Grove, and Water”
4:00pm: Panel on the Stage. Questions and Answers from the
4:30 pm: Planetarium Show: The Night Skies of
the 2012 era.
5:00p.m.: Break to visit exhibits; wine and cheese
6:00pm: PANEL: of Tapachula/tuxtla chico citizens.
Topic: Collaboration among business, NGO’s, and
government to build a Visitor’s Center at Izapa