James O'Kon will be speaking at the Third Annual Maya at the Lago Conference. His presentation is called "ACHIEVEMENTS IN MAYA TECHNOLOGY."
Maya at the Lago is presented by Davidson Day School and American Foreign Academic Research,and will be held from April 18 - 21, 2013 at Davidson Day School in Davidson, North Carolina.
James O'Kon Archaeoengineer
In 2006 the History Channel had a series "Where Did It Come From" that made the episode "Ancient Maya: Power Centers" that covered some of my research. Information on it is available on The Internet Movie Database or IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4945278/) and here is a clip about me.
(April 22, 2012)--- In 1995, James O’Kon shocked the archaeological world with the discovery of a massive, lost landmark of Maya engineering, the long span suspension bridge at the ancient city of Yaxchilan in Mexico. Now considered to be the longest bridge of the ancient world, the structure was overlooked by scientists who had studied the site for more than a century.
In his new book, The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology, O’Kon recounts the thrilling realization of his discovery and how he used modern methods to examine and prove the existence of the spectacular bridge.
The dugout canoe slid through the swirling waters of the Usumacinta River. Spider monkeys swung through the vines, and toucans and macaws flew amid the towering tropical rainforest. We were traveling downriver to the Maya city of Yaxchilan. Sitting in the bow, I did not realize that I would make a discovery that would change my life forever.