Friday, October 8, 2010

University professors receive $250,000 grant

University professors receive $250,000 grant
A team of LSU professors and students have received a $250,041 to investigate the salt industry of the ancient Mayan civilization, according to a University press release.

Latin American studies professor Heather McKillop and oceanography and coastal sciences professors Harry Boyd and Karen McKee will join a researchers from Auburn University-Montgomery to conduct the study, titled "Ancient Maya Wooden Architecture and the Salt Industry," funded by the national science foundation.

The scientists will attempt to reconstruct the environment and buildings of the period to study how the Mayans obtained, stored and used salt.

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