Understanding Maya Inscriptions

Understanding Maya Inscriptions

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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.Landaa#39;s Relation has provided Mayanists with an invaluable source detailing life at the onset of the Colonial period. ... What Antonio heard in Landaa#39;s Castilian Spanish was a request to aquot;spellaquot; four Maya syllables: e (pronounced ay, rhymes with ... Clearly the first and third glyphs are the same; so are the second and fourth.

Title:Understanding Maya Inscriptions
Author:John Ferguson Harris, Stephen K. Stearns
Publisher:UPenn Museum of Archaeology - 1997-01-01


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