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Published on August 14, 2007

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Photo Album:  Photo Album by dslater Slide2:  What is the B.A.L.A.M. Project? The B.A.L.A.M. Project is an interdisciplinary archaeological, linguistic and cultural learning expedition to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The project is offered through the Robert S. Peabody Museum and the Phillips Academy Spanish Department. Who is the Trip Open to? This expeditionary learning project is open to all students, regardless of which language they study. All applicants must be interested in learning about archaeology AND the Spanish language. No prior experience in either discipline is necessary. Priority will be given to current uppers and lowers, although strong senior and junior candidates will also be considered. What does Balam Mean? The word balam is Mayan for jaguar. Jaguars were arguably the most sacred animal to the ancient Maya and to many other ancient people of Mesoamerica. Slide3:  Interdisciplinary Learning 1) Archaeology of Ancient Mesoamerica * Tours of Ancient Ruins * Exploration of Ancient Ceremonial Caves * Archaeological Excavation * Museum Visits * Lectures 2) Spanish Language * Ongoing Spanish Lessons * Daily Conversation with Locals * Linguistic Missions 3) Modern Mesoamerican Culture * Shopping at Local Marketplaces * Daily Interaction with Locals * Dining 4) Other * Biology andamp; Ecology * Economics * Religion * etc! Slide4:  Slide5:  Slide6:  Slide7:  Ancient Maya Archaeological Sites that the B.A.L.A.M. Project may Visit: Chichen Itza Uxmal Labna Edzna Calakmul Hormiguero Becan Tikal Caracol Cahal Pech Slide8:  Slide9:  Slide10:  Slide11:  Slide12:  Slide13:  Slide14:  Slide15:  Slide16:  Slide17:  Slide18:  Slide19:  Slide20:  Slide21:  Slide22:  Howler Monkey Coatimundi Turkey Jaguar Wildlife of the Jungle Slide23:  Slide24:  Slide25:  Slide26:  Slide27:  Slide28:  Slide29:  Slide30:  Slide31:  Slide32:  Slide33:  Slide34:  Slide35:  Slide36:  Slide37:  Slide38:  Slide39:  Slide40:  Slide41:  Slide42:  Slide43:  Slide44:  Slide45:  Slide46:  Slide47:  Slide48:  Slide49:  Slide50:  Slide51:  Slide52:  Slide53:  Dining Slide54:  Slide55:  Slide56:  Slide57:  Slide58:  Slide59:  Slide60:  Slide61:  Slide62:  Slide63:  Slide64:  Slide65:  Slide66:  Trip Info Dates: July 1 – July 17, 2007 Cost: $3,800 (approximately) Scholarships 4 available based on need Slide67:  This trip is an Adventure. You will be challenged both mentally and physically. We will rough-it at times. Some of the things you will encounter and endure may not sound attractive, but will add to the experience. Some of these things may include: Extreme Heat and Humidity Bugs, Spiders, Snakes, Lizards andamp; Bats Being Sweaty and/or Dirty No Hot Water for Showers Climbing Very Tall and Steep Pyramids Swimming into a Cave Swimming with Sharks Hiking Rugged Terrain Need for Vaccinations and the Potential for Stomach Ailments Slide68:  Critters of the Jungle Slide69:  What You Will Learn About on this Adventure The Ancient Maya Civilization Spanish Language Maya Art, Architecture and Religion Modern Mesoamerican Culture Real Archaeology vs. Indiana Jones Archaeology Archaeological Excavation Techniques Ceremonial Caves Some Mayan and Belizean Creole Language Survival Skills Animals and Environment of Mesoamerica Poverty Intangibles that may Change your Outlook on Life Slide70:  Application Schedule Applications are currently available To receive an app, please sign up after the slideshow Applications will be due on Friday January 19, 2007 Participants will be selected by Friday February 2, 2007 Multi-day Orientation during Spring Term Slide71:  Slide72: 

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