Dr Jaime Awe is definitely no stranger to the great outdoors and seems a man always on the lookout for adventure whether in the jungle, a cave, and even in front of a microphone with a crowd listening intently on his every word. He recently returned from just such an adventure where he presented not one, or two, or three, but four papers, in three different seminars.
One such seminar was the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) meetings that were held in Mephis, Tennessee this year. At this event Dr Awe presented on two papers. The first was Ex Oriente Lux: Norman Hammond and the Archaeology of Belize. He followed this up with a collaboration joined by esteemed colleague Dr Holley Moyes on the topic Cave Ritual Among the Early Preclassic Maya of Western Belize.
He followed this seminar with two more presentations, The Rise of Civlization in the Eastern Maya Lowlands: A Belize River Valley Perspective which was presented at Pennsylvania State University and then went to the 2nd Maya at the Lago Conference in Davidson, North Carolina, and shared The Last Hurrah: Terminal Classic Maya Occupation in the Belize River Valley.
We congratulate Dr Awe on representing not only the Institute of Archaeology but also Maya archaeology in general.