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Redefining success: Archaeology as a way to embrace the world | George Bey | TEDxJackson

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Published on Feb 3, 2015

Archaeology is an interesting academic subject but George Bey, whose work was featured in a 2012 National Geographic documentary, has used it creatively to build one of the best study abroad programs in the U.S. He tells the story in this inspiring talk.

George Bey is an anthropology professor and associate dean of international education at Millsaps College. Bey led efforts to establish 4,500 acres of wilderness in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula as an archeological and biocultural reserve to study the archeological remains of the ancient Maya civilization of Kaxil Kiuic. In 2012, discoveries made by Bey and his team were featured in a 2012 National Geographic documentary, “Quest for the Lost Maya.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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