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F.L.A.A.R. logo concept by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, drawn by R. Michael Farwell.

Site Design and Management, HTML, File management, QuickTime, QuickTimeVR, Audio, JavaScript, Web concepts, additional scanning, Software management, Animation and F.L.A.A.R. office and symposium photos by James L. Robinson,

Book HTML and links by John Hopkins, F.L.A.A.R.

Content and text by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth.

Additional editing by Andrea David and James L. Robinson

We sincerely appreciate the six years of support for the development of an internationally recognized Maya photography and symposium program by Dr Maxwell King, former District President and by Dr Tace Crouse, former campus President and executive Vice President.

Computer imaging consultant (for Macintosh systems) Professor Chuck Fagg, BCC

Special Consultant for Macintosh systems: Del Fox, Director, Technical Services, BCC .

Computer Technician (for PC systems) Lance Beck, FLAAR

Consultant for photography and digital imaging: Professor Roland Miller, BCC

We also acknowledge and appreciate the encouragement of Professor Lin Osborne, BCC, Theater 360, a leader in multi-media innovation for classroom teaching.

Brevard Community College decided to concentrate on Brevard County Florida, and no longer to offer an international focus for national recognition for the Maya research program. Neither FLAAR nor the Photo Archive is associated any longer with BCC and we no longer organize any Maya symposium for the college either. FLAAR is alive and well as an indepedent institution with our outstanding archive and excellent library on pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

Additional HTML: John Hopkins and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth.
Personal encouragement, companionship, and partnership, Andrea David, F.L.A.A.R. office for Europe, Essen, Germany


E-mail Communications and computer consultant: Alex Thurm, Frankfurt, Germany

F.L.A.A.R. thanks Dr. Yoshiho Yasugi, National Museum of Ethnology (Japan) for an appointment as Visiting Professor for six months at that museum.

We learned Adobe Photoshop during our project there, capably instructed by Jack Sulak. We also thank Mr. Kanikuni, computer technician at the National Museum. We would not have had the technical capability of doing an entire Web site without this six months intensive period of working on digital imaging hardware and software at the National Museum.

Photographs are by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, copyright 1996 and 1997
by the Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research, ReaderService@FLAAR.org

All photographs of the Maya ruins of Copan, Honduras, were taken with the permission of I.H.A.H., Dra Olga Joya, Director, and should not be further reproduced without their permission.

All photographs of the Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala City, were taken with permission and should not be further reproduced without a permit from the museum.

All photographs of Maya art in the Museo Carlos Pellicer, CICOM, Villahermosa, Tabasco, were taken with permission of the museum director and used here with the permission of the Director of Museums for the Tabasco state cultural institute.

We thank the many corporate sponsors, benefactors, and contributors on a separate page.

The high end computer equipment used to create this F.L.A.A.R. Web site (33.2k) was made possible by donations from Gerald Benjamin and an anonymous benefactor in California. A grant for $100,000 from an American foundation made it possible for F.L.A.A.R. to enter the digital era. This Web site is the first public result of our digital transformation.

The long range goal is to digitize our entire archive so that students and scholars can use this 30-years of photography to dig deep into the inner core of Maya civilization. It has cost several million dollars to take the photographs over three decades. It will take a single million dollars to catalog, digitize, and make the archive available. Although we rather obviously do not have this final million dollars at hand, we are at least hard at work with the $100,000 seed money.The Leica, Hasselblad, Linhof, and Nikon photographic equipment used to take the photographs used in this Web site are courtesy of donations by Jack Sulak, Eldon Leiter, Cathy Sells, Vincent Phillips, Em Reynolds, estate of Dr John Conway, Harry Pearson, Alec and Gail Merriam. We send special thanks to a considerate couple in Wilmington, Delaware who understand that advances in archaeological research can best be enhanced by annual donations. Their donations, combined with contributions by Cathy Sells, made it possible for us to obtain the two Linhof camera systems which upgraded the quality of the F.L.A.A.R. Photo Archive (a 4x5 and subsequently an 8x10 Linhof).


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