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Understanding Maya Inscriptions

Author : John F. Harris
ISBN : 0924171413
Genre : Social Science
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This second edition includes revised and updated versions of three earlier publications: Understanding Maya Inscriptions: A Hieroglyph Handbook; New and Recent Maya Hieroglyph Readings; and A Resource Bibliography for the Decipherment of Maya Hieroglyphs and New Maya Hieroglyph Readings. This volume is designed to function as a self-teaching tool to help the neophyte, and yet be of value to scholars. It introduces the latest methods of analysis, illustrates techniques for computing Maya calendrics, uses the currently accepted orthography, provides syllabary and syntax, suggests new glyph readings, and presents various interpretations.

The Hidden Maya

Author : Martin Brennan
ISBN : 187918124X
Genre : History
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Brennan uses Plains Indian handsigns and other communication symbols to decipher Maya inscriptions, revealing hidden messages that have not been understood for hundreds of years.

The Linguistics Of Maya Writing

Author : Søren Wichmann
ISBN : UOM:39015059109606
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Deciphering Maya hieroglyphics SCHOLARS FIRST BEGAN to unravel the ancient Maya "script" during the 1980s, based primarily on phonetic decipherment of individual signs with reference to recorded languages. But to move beyond simple interpretation to a deeper, grammatical understanding required the application of historical linguistic techniques. From the late 1990s to the present, the understanding of the phonology and grammar of Maya inscriptions has undergone a further revolution. The Linguistics of Maya Writing catches that "second great wave in Maya epigraphy, " bringing together the work of some of the most prominent scholars in the field and perhaps providing the foundation for the next generation of breakthroughs in Maya hieroglyphic decipherment.

The New Catalog Of Maya Hieroglyphs The Classic Period Inscriptions

Author : Martha J. Macri
ISBN : 0806134976
Genre : Inscriptions, Mayan
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For hundreds of years, Maya artists and scholars used hieroglyphs to record their history and culture. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, archaeologists, photographers, and artists recorded the Maya carvings that remained, often by transporting box cameras and plaster casts through the jungle on muleback. The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume I: The Classic Period Inscriptions is a guide to all the known hieroglyphic symbols of the Classic Maya script. In the New Catalog Martha J. Macri and Matthew G. Looper have produced a valuable research tool based on the latest Mesoamerican scholarship. An essential resource for all students of Maya texts, the New Catalog is also accessible to nonspecialists with an interest in Mesoamerican cultures. Macri and Looper present the combined knowledge of the most reliable scholars in Maya epigraphy. They provide currently accepted syllabic and logographic values, a history of references to published discussions of each sign, and related lexical entries from dictionaries of Maya languages, all of which were compiled through the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project. This first volume of the New Catalog focuses on texts from the Classic Period (approximately 150-900 C.E.), which have been found on carved stone monuments, stucco wall panels, wooden lintels, carved and painted pottery, murals, and small objects of jadeite, shell, bone, and wood. The forthcoming second volume will describe the hieroglyphs of the three surviving Maya codices that date from later periods.

The Decipherment Of Ancient Maya Writing

Author : Stephen D. Houston
ISBN : 0806132043
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing is an important story of intellectual discovery and a tale of code breaking comparable to the interpreting of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the decoding of cuneiform. This book provides a history of the interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs. Introductory essays offer the historical context and describe the personalities and theories of the many authors who contributed to the understanding of these ancient glyphs.

The Archaic Maya Inscriptions

Author : J. T. Goodman
ISBN : 1343412196
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Translating Maya Hieroglyphs

Author : Scott A.J. Johnson
ISBN : 9780806189406
Genre : History
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Maya hieroglyphic writing may seem impossibly opaque to beginning students, but scholar Scott A. J. Johnson presents it as a regular and comprehensible system in this engaging, easy-to-follow textbook. The only comprehensive introduction designed specifically for those new to the study, Translating Maya Hieroglyphs uses a hands-on approach to teach learners the current state of Maya epigraphy. Johnson shows readers step by step how to translate ancient Maya glyphs. He begins by describing how to break down a Mayan text into individual glyphs in the correct reading order, and then explains the different types of glyphs and how they function in the script. Finally, he shows how to systematically convert a Mayan inscription into modern English. Not simply a reference volume, Translating Maya Hieroglyphs is pedagogically arranged so that it functions as an introductory foreign-language textbook. Chapters cover key topics, including spelling, dates and numbers, basic grammar, and verbs. Formal linguistic information is accessibly explained, while worksheets and exercises complement and reinforce the material covered in the text. Glyph blocks and phrases drawn from actual monuments illustrate the variety and scribal virtuosity of Maya writing. The Maya writing system has not been fully deciphered. Throughout the text, Johnson outlines and explains the outstanding disputes among Mayanists. At the end of each chapter, he offers sources for further reading. Helpful appendices provide quick reference to vocabulary, glyph meanings, and calendrical data for students undertaking a translation. The study of Maya glyphs has long been an arcane subject known only to a few specialists. This book will change that. Taking advantage of the great strides scholars have made in deciphering hieroglyphs in the past four decades, Translating Maya Hieroglyphs brings this knowledge to a broader audience, including archaeologists and budding epigraphers.

New And Recent Maya Hieroglyph Readings

Author : John F. Harris
ISBN : 0924171251
Genre : Social Science
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Glyph X Of The Supplementary Series Of The Maya Inscriptions

Author : Edward Wyllys Andrews
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017865690
Genre : Mayas
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A Resource Bibliography For The Decipherment Of Maya Hieroglyph And New Maya Hieroglyph Readings

Author : John F. Harris
ISBN : 0924171308
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Ancient Maya

Author : Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN : 9781576076965
Genre : History
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Thanks to powerful innovations in archaeology and other types of historical research, we now have a picture of everyday life in the Mayan empire that turns the long-accepted conventional wisdom on its head. * Includes numerous illustrations and drawings plus depictions of important artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the hieroglyphic stairway of Copan * Provides detailed maps of major Maya cities as well as other research sites

Maya Inscriptions The Venus Calendar And Another Correlation

Author : John Edgar Teeple
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017866751
Genre : Maya calendar
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Classic Maya Place Names

Author : David Stuart
ISBN : 0884022099
Genre : History
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The authors present evidence that specific place names do exist in Maya inscriptions, and show that identifying these names sheds considerable light on both past and present questions about the Maya.

Ancient Maya Women

Author : Traci Ardren
ISBN : 0759100101
Genre : Social Science
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Edited volume tracing the state of knowledge of gender in Ancient Mayan society. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Reading The Maya Glyphs

Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : 0500051100
Genre : Social Science
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"Reading the Maya Glyphs" is a compact, portable guide that enables students, tourists, and armchair travelers to read and understand commonly encountered classic Maya texts. 2-color illustrations throughout.

2000 Years Of Mayan Literature

Author : Dennis Tedlock
ISBN : 9780520944466
Genre : History
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Mayan literature is among the oldest in the world, spanning an astonishing two millennia from deep pre-Columbian antiquity to the present day. Here, for the first time, is a fully illustrated survey, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to the works of later writers using the Roman alphabet. Dennis Tedlock—ethnographer, linguist, poet, and award-winning author—draws on decades of living and working among the Maya to assemble this groundbreaking book, which is the first to treat ancient Mayan texts as literature. Tedlock considers the texts chronologically. He establishes that women were among the ancient writers and challenges the idea that Mayan rulers claimed the status of gods. 2000 Years of Mayan Literature expands our understanding and appreciation not only of Mayan literature but of indigenous American literature in its entirety.

Tzuk In The Classic Maya Inscriptions

Author : Nikolai Grube
ISBN : OCLC:254730540
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Twin Tollans

Author : Cynthia Kristan-Graham
ISBN : 0884023230
Genre : History
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This volume had its beginnings in the two-day colloquium, "Rethinking Chichén Itzá, Tula and Tollan," that was held at Dumbarton Oaks. The selected essays revisit long-standing questions regarding the nature of the relationship between Chichen Itza and Tula. Rather than approaching these questions through the notions of migrations and conquests, these essays place the cities in the context of the emerging social, political, and economic relationships that took shape during the transition from the Epiclassic period in Central Mexico, the Terminal Classic period in the Maya region, and the succeeding Early Postclassic period.

The Supplementary Series In The Maya Inscriptions

Author : Sylvanus Griswold Morley
ISBN : OCLC:84307259
Genre : Indians of Central America
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Corpus Of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions

Author : Ian Graham
ISBN : 0873658213
Genre : History
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For more than 25 years the Peabody Museum has been publishing The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions under the editorial and artistic direction of Mayanist Ian Graham. The goal of this unique series of folio volumes is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. When complete, the Corpus will have published the inscriptions from over 200 sites and 2,000 monuments. The series has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the ongoing process of deciphering Maya writing, making available hundreds of texts to epigraphers working around the world. Each volume in the series consists of three fascicles, which examine an individual site or group of neighboring sites and include maps of site location and plans indicating the placement monuments within each site. Each inscription is reproduced in its entirety in both photographs and line drawings. The text of each volume presents descriptive information about the sites and monuments and their associated artifacts. This fascicle includes four oversized site plans in pocket.

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