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Middle American Research Institute

 

Founded in 1924, the Middle American Research Institute (M.A.R.I.) at Tulane University strives to promote greater understanding of the vibrant and diverse cultures of Middle America. It stewards an extensive collection of textiles, artifacts, and an archive of letters, field notes, maps, and photographs from the scores of field projects it has sponsored. We strive to make these accessible to researchers and the general public through a variety of exhibitions, workshops, and symposia.

Furthermore, M.A.R.I. continues to support anthropological, archaeological, ethnohistorical, linguistic, and ethnographic research projects throughout Mexico and Central America.

 

News
 

Intern moving object

Announcing our new publication:
City, Craft, and Residence in
Mesoamerica
! A fitting way to launch our online store!   

Photo exhibit panel

Early Registration
for the TMS is now open!
Join us Feb. 14h to 17th, 2019!
 

 Restless Blood
New publication exposes the life and
work of one of M.A.R.I.'s directors!