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Dr. John CarlsonDr. Mark Van StoneCaroline hosts Actual Mayan Scholars!!!!!
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with Dr. John Carlson
and Dr. Mark Van Stone
 
 
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John has been my buddy since 80′s when I travelled to the Yucatan with him, and he first told me about Mayan calendar and Dec. 21st 2012, long before the hoo-ha…So he has served as a dept. of standards him, that I would go to discern the real from the faux real. (Shaman, plastic Shaman?) We love standards, and erudition.

John B. Carlson, a radio and extragalactic astronomer by training, is the Director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy:astronomical practices, celestial lore, religions and world-views of ancient civilizations and the contemporary indigenous cultures of the world.Dr. Carlson is an expert on Native American astronomy specializing is studies of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the ARCHAEOASTRONOMY . The art, iconography, calendar systems, and hieroglyphic writing of the Maya and Highland Mexican civilizations are particular interests, and the “archaeology of pilgrimage” is a current special research interest. Researches into ancient and contemporary Maya calendars and the “2012 Phenomenon” have been areas of expertise for more than thirty years. In this context, he was the organizer of the first academic session on “2012 Phenomenon” studies held as part of the Oxford 9 International Archaeoastronomy Conference (IAU Symposium 278) in Lima, Peru, in January, 2011. He completed a long-term comprehensive study of “Maya Flasks and Miniature Vessels.” Dr. Carlson is Senior Lecturer in the University Honors College, University of Maryland – College Park, where he teaches courses in Astronomy, Anthropology and the History of Science.

http://www.archaeoastronomy.net/

In addition to Dr. John Carlson, The Visionary Activist Show 2 pm pst today will also host Mark Van Stone: Maya expert specializing in Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy.

Responding to the upsurge in interest in “the Maya prophecies”,Prof. Mark Van Stone has spent the lastseveral years researching what the Ancient Maya actually said about 2012.A lifelong autodidact, he constantly availed himself of opportunities to study in the reading rooms and storerooms of libraries and museums great and small throughout the world. A stint as a clay-animator at Will Vinton Studios and study with netsuke carver Saito Bishu Sensei in Kawaguchi, Japan focused his skills as a sculptor, along with his understanding of the cultures of animation, film making, and Japan. A Guggenheim Fellowship took him around the world, studying and photographing manuscripts and inscriptions of many nations, from Medieval Europe and the Islamic world, to Southeast Asia and Japan, to Central America. Dr. Van Stone received his undergraduate degree (Oxy ’73) in Physics and worked in the gamma-ray astronomy laboratory at the University of New Hampshire for four years, until lured away to self-employment as a calligrapher and carver. In the world of calligraphy and type design, he established himself as an expert in paleography and the evolution of written forms, teaching and lecturing widely on the subject for the next twenty years.

Although conversant in all these calligraphic traditions, he chose to focus on the most-complex and least-well-understood script, Maya Hieroglyphs, and entered the University of Texas graduate school under the renowned Linda Schele in 1994. He received his MA in 1996 and his Ph.D. in 2005. During this time, he co-authored “Reading the Maya Glyphs” with eminent archaeologist Michael Coe; it is the standard introduction to the topic.

He is now Professor of Art History at Southwestern College, with a new book, “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya” published in 2010. He considers his dual background in science and art essential to his unique understanding of Maya calligraphy, and of the development of all writing systems as visual art. www.markvanstone.com

A lifelong autodidact, he constantly availed himself of opportunities to study in the reading rooms and storerooms of libraries and museums great and small throughout the world. A stint as a clay-animator at Will Vinton Studios and study with netsuke carver Saito Bishu Sensei in Kawaguchi, Japan focused his skills as a sculptor, along with his understanding of the cultures of animation, film making, and Japan. A Guggenheim Fellowship took him around the world, studying and photographing manuscripts and inscriptions of many nations, from Medieval Europe and the Islamic world, to Southeast Asia and Japan, to Central America. Dr. Van Stone received his undergraduate degree (Oxy ’73) in Physics and worked in the gamma-ray astronomy laboratory at the University of New Hampshire for four years, until lured away to self-employment as a calligrapher and carver. In the world of calligraphy and type design, he established himself as an expert in paleography and the evolution of written forms, teaching and lecturing widely on the subject for the next twenty years.
Although conversant in all these calligraphic traditions, he chose to focus on the most-complex and least-well-understood script, Maya Hieroglyphs, and entered the University of Texas graduate school under the renowned Linda Schele in 1994. He received his MA in 1996 and his Ph.D. in 2005. During this time, he co-authored “Reading the Maya Glyphs” with eminent archaeologist Michael Coe; it is the standard introduction to the topic.

He is now Professor of Art History at Southwestern College, with a new book, “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya” published in 2010. He considers his dual background in science and art essential to his unique understanding of Maya calligraphy, and of the development of all writing systems as visual art.

Van Stone’s books include “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya” inspired by Maya inscriptions, astronomical knowledge, math, and myth, and “Reading the Maya Glyphs”.

www.markvanstone.com

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