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My photos of 28 Maya
archaeological sites at:

BELIZE
Xunantunich

EL SALVADOR
Cihuatán
San Andrés
Tazumal

GUATEMALA
Tikal

HONDURAS
Copán

MEXICO
Acanceh
Ake
Chichén Itza
Coba
Comalcalco
Dzibilchaltun
Edzna
Ek Balam
Itzamatul
Kabah
  Arc of Kabah
Kinich Kak Moo
Labna
Mayapan
Oxkintok
Palenque
Santa Rosa Xtampak
Sayil
Tohcok
Tulum
Uxmal
Xlapak
Xpujil
 

MUSEUMS
Copan Museum
Dzibilchaltún Museum
Fort San Miguel Museum
Merida Museum
National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City)
Tazumal Museum
 


City Glyphs
 

PANORAMA OF 19th CENTURY MAYA SITES
Chichén Itzá
Copan
Labna
Palenque
Sayil
Uxmal
Yaxchilan
 

BELIZE
Maya Archaeological Sites in Belize
Altun Ha
Caracol
Cerros
Lamanai
 

GUATEMALA
Cival
Dos Pilas
El Mirador
Iximche
Naj Tunich
Nakbe
Naranjo
Piedras Negras
Quirigua
Rio Azul
Seibal
Uaxactun
Utatlan
Xultun
Yaxha
 

MEXICO
Becan, Campeche
Bonampak, Chiapas
Calakmul, Campeche
Chicanna, Campeche
Dzibanche, Quintana Roo
Hormiguero, Campeche
Jaina Island, Campeche
Kohunlich, Quintana Roo
Tonina, Chiapas
Yaxchilán, Chiapas
 

ARCHAEOLOGISTS
Breton, Adela
Catherwood, Frederick
Maler, Teobert
Maudslay, Alfred
Morley, Sylvanus Griswold
Owens, John G.
Proskouriakoff, Tatiana
Stephens, John
Thompson, Edward Herbert
Thompson, John Eric Sidney
Mexican Archaeologist Pina Chan Dies
 

EPIGRAPHERS
Knorosov, Yuri (1922-1999)
Landa, Diego de (1524-1579)
Sahagun, Bernardino de (1500-1590)
 

ARCHITECTURE
Ball courts
     Ball game Art
Lintels and Monuments
Observatories
Principal Bird Deity
Pyramids and architecture
San Bartolo mural
Stelae
Sacbe
 

ART
Mayan Art
Maya Blue
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya (National Gallery of Art)
The Linda Schele Drawing Collection
 

ARTIFACTS
Bottles
Boxes
Censers
Ceramic and Monument heads
 

CHULTUNS
Yucatan Chultuns
 

CENOTE
 

CODICES
Codices
Dresden Codex
Grolier Codex
Madrid Codex
Paris Codex
Symbols, Glyphs, and Divinatory Almanacs for Diseases in the Maya Dresden and Madrid Codices
 

DISHWARE
  Bowls
  Dishware assortments
  Plates
 

DWARFS
 

ECCENTRIC FLINTS
 

FIGURINES
  Anthropomorphic Birds
  Ballplayers
  Sacrificial Victims
  Seated Figurines
  Standing Figurines

HACHAS
 

JAINA FIGURINES
  Ballplayers
  Couples
  Dwarfs
  Standing Figurines
  Seated Figurines
  Seated Elderly Figurines
 

JARS
 

JEWELRY
  Beads and Necklaces
  Earflares
  Jade ornaments
 

Leiden Plate

Masks

Mushroom stones

Obsidian Blades

Popol Vuh

Kerr, Justin. Popul Vuh: A Photographic Essay
Goetz, Delia and Sylvanus Griswold Morley. The Book of the People: Popul Vuh, 1954
The Popol Vuh, Michael D. Coe, March 2, 2012 (Video)
 

Puppets

The Quetzal

Rattles

Religious deities

Urns

War Captives
 

VESSELS
  Carved Cache Vessel Lids
  Codex-Style Vessels
  Cylindrical Vessels
  Effigy Vessels
  Funerary & Ceremonial Vessels
  Lid Vessels
  Plumbate Vessels
  Rollout vessels
  Screwtop Vessels
  Stirrup Vessels
  Tripod Vessels
 

Whistles
 

SOCIETY
Bloodletting Ceremony
Burial urns
Cranial Manipulation
Dental Manipulation
Mano and Metate
Social hiearchy
Teosinte
 

THE MAYA CALENDAR

Maya Calendar
 
 

1998
'Mayan Riviera' Off Limits to Mayas
Palenque Temple Could Shed Light on Ancient Maya City Clues Among the Ruins
 

1999
Indígenas mayas celebran el Día Mundial de la Tierra
The Maya Finally Speak
Mayan Indians oppose university research into medicinal plants
Mayan Pupils Allowed to Wear Traditional Attire
Mexican researchers complain of loss of Indian relics
Mexico find sheds light on lost Mayan chapter
Monumental Throne Unearthed at Mayan Temple Complex
Sounds of the Maya
 

2000
Ceremonial Mayan city rediscovered in jungle
Lost and Found (Cancuen, Guatemala)
In Guatemalan Jungle, A Mayan Wall Street?
In Maya Ruins, Scholars See Evidence of Urban Sprawl
Splendid Maya Palace Is Found Hidden in Jungle
 

2002
Científicos de Yale descifran códigos mayas
Maya Carvings Tell of 2 Superpowers
A Mother Lode Of Jade Solves Maya Mystery
Spectacular Mayan Mural Discovered By Accident
Step by Step, Bloody Tale of Maya Conquest
 

2003
No Cataclysm Brought Down Maya
Lore Among the Ruins
 

2004
Descubren valiosos monumentos mayas
Clues to Mayans' 'fall of Rome'
Arqueólogo estadounidense descubre tumba de antigua reina maya
Archaeologists find evidence of remains in Mayan tomb
After six long years, artifacts to go home
Ancient skeleton found in submerged cave
 

2005
Copán site yields human remains
 

2008
6 villagers killed in clash with police at Mexican archaeological site
 

2009
Mystery of Ancient Pueblo Jars Is Solved
The Maya suffered for their looks
 

2013
Ruins of hidden Maya city, Chactun, discovered in Mexico
Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures
New Evidence Unearthed for the Origins of the Maya
 

2014
Haunted Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones National Geographic, Jan. 16, 2014
TWO ancient Mayan cities found in the Mexican jungle after three thousand years hidden from humanity (Lagunita and Tamchen, Yucatan)
 

LINKS:
Chronological Table of Mesoamerican Archaeology
A Photographic Tour of Selected Sites in Mexico, Belize & Guatemala
Jaguar Sun
Maya Art & Books
Mayan Epigraphic Database Project
 

ARTICLES
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Adams, R. E. W. and Richard C. Jones. Spatial Patterns and Regional Growth Among Classic Maya Cities, American Antiquity, 1981
A Maya Site: Coba, Science, March 1984.
Anderson, W. French Arithmetic in Maya Numerals American Antiquity, 1976, 36(1): 54-63
Andrews, Anthony P. An Ancient Maya Seaport at Isla Cerritos, Yucatan, LORE, June 1995
Aveni, Anthony F., Sharon L. Gibbs, and Horst Hartung. The Caracol Tower at Chichen Itza: An Ancient Astronomical Observatory?Science, June 1975.
Bricker, Victoria R. Advances in Maya Epigraphy Annual Review of Anthropology, Oct. 1995
Carlsen, Robert S. & Martin Prechtel. The Flowering of the Dead: An Interpretation of Highland Maya Culture, Man, 26-1: 22-42
Clancy, Flora S. Text and Image in the Tablets of the Cross Group at Palenque, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Spring 1986
_____. Late-fifth-century public monuments in the Maya lowlands, RES 22, Autumn 1992
Closs, Michael P. The Nature of the Maya Chronological Count, American Antiquity, 42:1, 1977
Coe, William R. Tikal, Guatemala, and Emergent Maya Civilization, Science, March 19, 1965
Dahlin, Bruce H. and William J. Litzinger, Old Bottle, New Wine: The Function of Chultuns in the Maya Lowlands, American Antiquity, 1986
Discovery of Ruined Maya Cities, Science, October 1929
Exploration by Colonel Lindbergh for Lost Maya Cities, Science, October 1929
Fash, William L. Changing Perspectives on Maya Civilization Annual Review of Anthropology, 1994
Folan, William J., et al. Calakmul: New Data from an Ancient Maya Capital in Campeche, Mexico, Latin American Antiquity, Dec. 1995
Fox, John W. and Garrett W. Cook, Constructing Maya Communities: Ethnography for Archaeology, Current Anthropology, Dec. 1996
Fuson, Robert H. The Orientation of Maya Ceremonial Centers, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1969
Gibbons, Ann. The Ultimate Sacrifice, Science, May 18, 2012
Gonzalez Gonzalez, Arturo H. et al. The Arrival of Humans on the Yucatan Peninsula: Evidence from Submerged Caves in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico (2008)
Hamblin, Robert L. and Brian L. Pitcher, The Classic Maya Collapse: Testing Class Conflict Hypothesis American Antiquity, April 1980
Hammond, Norman. A Late Formative Period Stela in the Maya Lowlands, American Antiquity, April 1982
_____. The Exploration of the Maya World, American Scientist, Sept.-Oct. 1982
_____. The Prehistory of Belize, Journal of Field Archaeology, Autumn 1982
_____. New Light on the Most Ancient Maya, Man, Sept. 1986
Healy, Paul F. et al. Analysis of Obsidian from Moho Clay, Belize: New Evidence on Classic Maya Trade Routes, Science, July 27, 1984
Haug, Gerald H. et al., Climate and the Collapse of Maya Civilization, Science, March 14 2003
Inomata, Takeshi et al. Early Ceremonial Constructions at Ceibal, Guatemala, and the Origins of the Lowland Maya Civilization, Science, 2013
Kennett, Douglas J. et al. Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change, Science, 2012
Levi, Laura J. An Institutional Perspective on Prehispanic Maya Residential Variation: Settlement and Community at San Estevan, Belize, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology,  June 2002
Linares, Olga F. What is Lower Central American Archaeology? Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 8, 1979
Looper, Matthew G. Documentation of Sculptures at Quirigua, Guatemala
Lovell, W. George. Surviving Conquest: The Maya of Guatemala in Historic Perspective, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1988
Lowe, John W. G. On Mathematical Models of the Classic Maya Collapse: The Class Conflict Hypothesis Reexamined, American Antiquity, July 1982
Malmstrom, Vincent H. Origin of the Mesoamerican 260-Day Calendar, Science, 1973.
Marcus, Joyce. Archaeology and Religion: A Comparison of the Zapotec and Maya World Archaeology, Oct. 1978
Marcus, Joyce. Territorial Organization of the Lowland Classic Maya, Science, June 1, 1973
Matheny, Ray T. Maya Lowland Hydraulic Systems, Science, August 20, 1976
Maya Architexture, Science, February 1981
McCafferty, Geoffrey and Chiykowski, Tanya. Maya Migrants to Tollan Cholollan, Paper Presented at the Canadian Archaeological Association, 2008
Miller, Mary E. Rethinking Jaina: Goddessess, Skirts, and the Jolly Roger, Record of the Art Museum, Vol. 64, 2005
Peck, Douglas T. Re-Examination of Spanish Colonial Period Documents Related to Prehistoric Maya History and Mythology, Revista de Historia de America, Jan-Dec. 2005
Pendergast, David M. Ancient Maya Mercury, Science, August 6, 1982
Perez de Heredia, Eduardo, et al. A Pattern of Infantile Burials in Vessels During the Transition from the Late Classic to the Terminal Classic at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Symposium of Archaeological Investigations in Guatemala, 2004
Potter, David F. Prehispanic Architecture and Sculpture in Central Yucatan, American Antiquity, 1976
Prehistory of Chalchuapa, Science, August 18, 1978
Pringle, Heather. Deep Dig Shows Maya Architexture Arose Independently of Olmec's, Science, April 26, 2013
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Proskouriakoff, Tatiana. Incidents of Ancient Maya History, Proceedings of the American Philosphical Society, 1984
Rathje, William L. Socio-political implications of lowland Maya burials: methodology and tentative hypotheses, World Archaeology, Vol. 1, No. 3, Feb., 1970
Reents-Budet, Dorie. Codex-Style Ceramics: New Data Concerning Patterns of Production and Distribution  (2010)
Ricketson, Jr., O. G. A Stratification of Remains at an Early Maya Site, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 15, 1928
_____. Burials in the Maya Area, American Anthropologist, 1925
Saturno, William A. et al. Early Maya Writing at San Bartolo, Guatemala, Science, March 3, 2006
_____. Anicent Maya Astronomical Tables from Xultun, Guatemala, Science, 2012
Santley, Robert S. et al. On the Maya Collapse, Journal of Anthropological Research, Summer 1986
Scarborough, Vernon L. and Gary G. Gallopin. A Water Storage Adaptation in the Maya Lowlands, Science, February 8, 1991
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Smith, A. Ledyard. Reconstruction at the Maya Ruins in Seibal, Monumentum, 1968
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Stokstad Erik. Oldest New World Writing Suggests Olmec Innovation, Science, December 2002.
Thompson, J. Eric S., Symbols, Glyphs, and Divinatory Almanacs for Diseases in the Maya Dresden and Madrid Codices, American Antiquity, 1958
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VIDEOS
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (National Geographic)
Code of the Maya Kings (National Geographic) [John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood; Copan; Palenque; Chichen Itza; Tatiana Proskuriakoff; Piedras Negras; Sylvanus Morley; Bonampak; Erik Thompson; David Stuart]
Dawn of the Maya Documentary (National Geographic) [El Mirador; Pacal; Cibal; San Bartolo; Popol Vuh; Diego de Landa; Yuri Koronosov; plaster making]
The Maya: Death Empire, 1 (Engineering an Empire -- History Channel) [Tikal; Palenque; collapse; Sacbe; Chichen Itza; Codices]
Deciphering the Maya (Michael D. Coe lecture, 2 hrs.)
The Popol Vuh (Michael D. Coe lecture, March 2, 2012, UC Merced)
The Red Queen - A Mayan Mystery (part one)
The Red Queen - A Mayan Mystery (part two)


Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday (National Geographic) [Chichen Itza cenote; San Antonio cenote]
The Creation Story of the Maya
Sala Maya - Museo Nacional de Antropología
 

BREAKING THE MAYA CODE VIDEOS:
Breaking the Maya Code (8 clips)
Introduction
The Maya Script
The Maya Books
The Maya Calendar
Yuri Knorosov
The Collaborators
David Stuart
The Maya Take Back Their Writing System