Jan 16-Lost City of the Maya
Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society Presents:
El Mirador - Lost City of the Maya
The challenges of investigating and protecting a recently discovered city of the ancient Mayan empire buried deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala is the theme of the January program for the Chipeta Chapter of the CO Archeological Society. The program will be held on Wednesday, Jan 16th at 7:00 pm at the Methodist Church on Park and South 1st. The presenter is Arden Anderson, an ecotourism specialist and wildlife biologist who was part of a technical assistance team sent to help the Guatemalan government establish a national park to protect and manage the incredible city of El Mirador. The show will highlight the investigation & stabilization efforts of archeologists working on the site, the abundant life of the jungle that has hidden this city for millennia and the challenges of promoting protection for these values in a developing country.
Temple of the Grand Jaguar at Tikal National Park in Guatemala
Arden Anderson lives in Gunnison where, for 30 years, he managed the recreation and wilderness resources for the Bureau of Land Management on 600,000 acres of public land. He also has worked on a variety of conservation issues in developing countries first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later as a member of International Technical Assistance teams for the U.S. Dept. of Interior. He is well traveled, having visited 55 countries on all 7 continents. Now retired from the BLM, Arden makes the most of his retirement by helping out with a variety of volunteer efforts around town, traveling the world, teaching, playing music, advocating for environmental issues and health care reform, working on the house and getting out to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in this incredible area we live in.
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