Timeless Ball Games in Belize
Meet AFAR Staff Member and Archaeologist, Stan Guenter
One thing that AFAR students and ancient Maya civilizations have in common is their competitive spirit through ball games. Though the Maya ball game and soccer differ greatly, there is one common goal and it is to win on the field of play.
On the first Tuesday night after arriving, a group of us went down the hill to a park with soccer fields, basketball courts, and volleyball nets, to challenge the local Belizean soccer players. This proved to be quite the challenge, much like defeating the Death Gods of the Underworld.
Why “Research Projects” Resonates with College Admission Officers
As a young boy, he lived in Belize and never imagined his professional career studying Mesoamerican cultures would bring him back to the country that kick-started his interest in Archaeology. Meet AFAR Staffer and Archaeologist, Stan Guenther…
An Interview with Founder and Executive Director, Mat Saunders…
Want to know more about the game-changer that can benefit the college application process? In this interview with Tia Sullivan, Davidson Day College Counselor and former college admissions officer, she spells out the reasons student should take part in experiences like AFAR.
It takes passion and pursuit to oversee four archeological sites in four countries, where he takes between 60-70 students each summer to gain valuable, hands-on field research experience. Listen in on a conversation between AFAR Board Chair, David Hamme, and Mat Saunders, Founder and Executive Director.