Welcome to Mesoamerican Studies Online!

Every week a new blog post goes live with more information about Mesoamerica and the incredible people who lived in that region. Click here to view the latest post, or click on “Blog” in the menu above!

You can also leave me your name and email here, and I’ll notify you when the next blog post goes live!


Why MeSO?

There are a lot of places on the internet where you can find information about Mesoamerica. So why should Mesoamerican Studies Online be your one-stop-shop for information on the Maya, Aztec, Olmec and more?

Studies have shown that learning something in theory before putting it into practice will make the real-life situation more beneficial. It’s like when you learn how to do the math problems before the big test. Or how you watch YouTube videos of how to cut your own hair before you cut it (please don’t).

In the same way, learning about the ancient cultures of the region you’re visiting is a great way to have a much better experience when you’re there. You’ll be able to put everything into context and see the big picture– and with MeSO’s online courses, you will even be able to read the art and understand the architecture!

The coolest part, though, is that you’ll have a greater respect for the indigenous people living in those areas today. Because the history of these people has been ignored for so long, they aren’t well respected or understood. But you can change that by being in the know, before you go.


All of the information provided in our courses has been researched by archaeologists, art historians, linguists and more. It’s not your cousin Andy’s conspiracy theories about aliens.

There’s a lot of mistaken information out there about these cultures that takes away from the beauty and wonder that is inspired by what they left behind. At Mesoamerican Studies Online, I believe in sharing the most accurate information possible.

Most importantly, I believe in saying “we don’t know” when we really don’t know.


Let’s face it, when you’re packing for a relaxing trip to Cancun, you’re thinking about your swimsuit, sunglasses, a nice outfit for those evenings out and maybe your hammock. You’re not going to pack that 700-page book on the ancient Maya like I did. Or, maybe you have tried that and you’ve realized that it just doesn’t work.

Mesoamerican Studies Online provides all-digital, all-portable content that can go with you on your trip, without taking up any additional space in your suitcase. From online courses to eBooks to travel guides, you can take it all with you without having to leave an extra pair of shoes at home.

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