Using Materials Science to Analyze Mayan Murals

Penn State University professor Amara Solari has been recently scouring the Yucatán to identify, document, interpret, and analyze murals painted inside churches by Maya Christian artists more than 400 years ago. Combining art history and cutting-edge materials science, the team is engaging in the only known cohesive study of these fragile artworks to gain important new insights. Learn more .