Jan. 29 modern Indiana Jones lecture a success

Columbia College Evening Campus

A Jan. 28 Compass posting advertised Mayan archaeology expert Dr. Edwin Barnhart to give a lecture at Dorsey Hall on Jan. 29. More than 100 people came to hear the director of the Texas-based Maya Exploration Center speak on ancient Mayan ruins. Many of those in attendance are planning to travel to Tikal during a Columbia College-sponsored trip to Belize in May.

Dr. Edwin Barnhart
In addition to teaching courses in Maya astronomy and sacred geometry at the National Science Foundation, Barnhart is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and has made appearances on the History Channel, Fox News and the Discovery Channel.      

Prior to his lecture about Mayan history, Barnhart spoke to 93.9 The Eagle’s Matt Tarnawa in an interview that originally aired on “The Eagle Eye Drive at Five.” Be sure to visit the Columbia College Spotlight for the full story: