Link to enlarge vase K7784 © Justin Kerr Charles Zidar


Charles Zidar has a degree from the Ohio State University in Landscape Architecture. He also has a Liberal Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma. His thesis: Sacred Giants: Ethnobotany of the Bombacaceae by the Southern Lowland Maya was the impetus behind the creation of this botanical center of research. Mr. Zidar originally began his archaeological work on Greek and Roman sites in Greece and Cyprus. For the last decade he has worked in natural history museums completing work in Central and South America. His focus of research is on plants used by the ancient Maya and their depictions on Maya ceramics and earspools.

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