May 07, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In March 2001, Bill Saturno discovered the remote archaeological site of San Bartolo and the oldest intact murals ever found in the Maya world. Since then he has directed the San Bartolo Regional Archaeology Project dedicated to the excavation and conservation of these spectacular murals and to understanding San Bartolo’s role during the period when Maya civilization itself was just forming. Hear the story of adventure surrounding this discovery and how Saturno managed to make it back to safety to tell the tale. Saturno is a leader in remote sensing applications in archaeology and assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University and a National Geographic Explorer. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the program.