Maya Sun God Masks
- In the path of the Maize God: a royal tomb at Nakum, PetÃ©n, Guatemala. Źrałka, Jarosław; Koszkul, Wiesław; Martin, Simón; Hermes, Bernard // Antiquity;Sep2011, Vol. 85 Issue 329, p890
The authors describe the excavation and interpretation of an intact seventh-century high status burial at the Maya site of Nakum. The dead person wore an incised pectoral with an eventful biography, having started out as an Olmec heirloom 1000 years before. No less impressive was the series of...
- A most happy Mayanist. Griffin, Gillet // Archaeology;Sep/Oct91, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p32
Profiles scholar and teacher Linda Schele and her work on deciphering Mayan hieroglyphics. Her work at the archaeological site at Palenque in Guatemala; Necessity of managing myth, astronomy, linguistics and anthropology; Importance of teaching modern Mayas how to read and write their ancient...
- Uncovering a Maya Warrior Queen. ZORICH, ZACH // Archaeology;May/Jun2013, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p31
The article reports on the discovery of a Maya tomb in the ancient city of WakÃ¡ in Guatemala which archaeologists believe holds the remains of Lady K'abel, a Maya queen buried with an array of grave goods. The author describes the excavations, which were led by archaeologist Olivia...
- LOST CITY OF THE MAYA. Brown, Chip // Smithsonian;May2011, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p36
The article looks at the efforts of American archaeologist Richard Hansen to uncover information on El Mirador, an ancient Mayan city located in the Guatemalan rain forest. Excavated pyramids are discussed, speculating on their use in Mayan culture. Antiquities uncovered at the Mirador site are...
- To set before the king: residential mural painting at Xultun, Guatemala. Saturno, William; Hurst, Heather; Rossi, Franco; Stuart, David // Antiquity;Feb2015, Vol. 89 Issue 343, p122
Maya murals depicting scenes of courtly life are well known from sites such as Bonampak; far less common are scenes depicting life outside the royal sphere. Recent excavations at Xultun in Guatemala have revealed well-preserved murals in a domestic context that offer a fresh perpective on life...
- Major Maya finds on Guatemala's's coast. // National Geographic;
Looks at discoveries made on Guatemala's Pacific coast. Remains of a seaside community dating from 1300 B.C. at Chiquiuitan; Major site at Ujuxte occupied between 400 B.C. and A.D. by people who produced pottery in the Maya style; La Nueva, site where some 5,000 Maya lived from A.D. 250 to 900.
- Of gods, glyphs and kings: Divinity and rulership among the classic Maya. Houston, Stephen; Stuart, David // Antiquity;Jun96, Vol. 70 Issue 268, p289
Describes the implications of hieroglyphic art to religious belief and societal hierarchy in the classic Mayan culture. Concept of divinity; Nature of Maya gods; Glyphs for gods; Rulers as gods including the Sun-faced Snake Jaguar; Rulers in the guise of fire god.
- How to get a head in archaeology. // Nature;3/13/1997, Vol. 386 Issue 6621, p139
Presents two photographs of archaeological remains of Mayan civilization. The book `An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,' by Joyce Kelley.
- `More bloody little mounds than you can count.' Willey, Gordon R. // Archaeology;Sep/Oct98, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p52
Opinion. Comments on Maya archaeology. History of this archaeology; In-depth look at studies conducted by the author; Details on Maya archaeology.