George Fery is a freelance writer-photographer of pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Mexico and the Americas. His site features his photos and stories that address a number of topics, from history to architecture, to daily living in various countries and cultures.

Long-form articles in ( are dedicated to ongoing research papers on the Maya and other cultures of the Americas. Fery is a fellow member of the Institute of Maya Studies, Miami, FL ( and of the The Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K. ( He is also a member in good standing of the Maya Exploration Center, Austin, TX (, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (, and the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA (

The Shaman’s World

Extending far into human prehistory, the shaman has played a major role in the psyche for survival and our perception of the world around us.

Chichén Itzá’s Shadows

A great center of the ancient Maya provides a window on the soul of an ancient people and the mysteries it still enshrines.