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New theories on the ancient Maya / Elin C. Danien, Robert J. Sharer, editors.

By: Danien, Elin C
Contributor(s): Sharer, Robert J. (Robert James) | University of Pennsylvania. University Museum
Language: English Publisher: Philadelphia : University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1992.Description: xi, 245p. : ill., drawings, maps, photos. ; 29cm.ISBN: 0924171138
Contents:
Contents: Quest for decipherment: a historical and biographical survey of Maya hieroglyphic investigation / George E. Stuart; Classic Maya politics / Stephen D. Houston; From Double Bird to Ah Cacao: dynastic troubles and the cycle of Katuns at Tikal, Guatemala / William A. Haviland; Preclassic notation and the development of Maya writing / David W. Sedat; Excavating among the collections: a reexamination of three figurines / Elin C. Danien; Pure language and lapidary prose / Clemency Chase Coggins; The myth of the Popol Vuh as an instrument of power / Justin Kerr; New ceremonial and settlement evidence at La Venta, and its relation to Preclassic Maya cultures / William F. Rust III; The Preclassic origin of lowland Maya states / Robert J. Sharer; Preclassic Maya civilization / Norman Hammond; The development of a regional tradition in Southern Belize / Richard M. Leventhal; Beyond temples and palaces: recent settlement pattern research at the ancient Maya city of Sayil (1983-1985) / Jeremy A. Sabloff and Gair Tourtellot; Variations on a theme: a frontier view of Maya civilization / John S. Henderson; Deciphering Maya architectural plans / Wendy Ashmore; Burials as caches; caches as burials: a new interpretation of the meaning of ritual deposits among the Classic Period lowland Maya / Marshall J. Becker; Rebellious prophets / Grant D. Jones; Divination and prophecy in Yucatan / Bruce Love; Mayan calendars, cosmology, and astronomical commensuration / Barbara Tedlock; The Popol Vuh as a hieroglyphic book / Dennis Tedlock; The future of Tikal / Christopher Jones.
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Papers originally presented at the Museum's Maya Weekend in 1987.

Contains bibl. references.

Contents: Quest for decipherment: a historical and biographical survey of Maya hieroglyphic investigation / George E. Stuart; Classic Maya politics / Stephen D. Houston; From Double Bird to Ah Cacao: dynastic troubles and the cycle of Katuns at Tikal, Guatemala / William A. Haviland; Preclassic notation and the development of Maya writing / David W. Sedat; Excavating among the collections: a reexamination of three figurines / Elin C. Danien; Pure language and lapidary prose / Clemency Chase Coggins; The myth of the Popol Vuh as an instrument of power / Justin Kerr; New ceremonial and settlement evidence at La Venta, and its relation to Preclassic Maya cultures / William F. Rust III; The Preclassic origin of lowland Maya states / Robert J. Sharer; Preclassic Maya civilization / Norman Hammond; The development of a regional tradition in Southern Belize / Richard M. Leventhal; Beyond temples and palaces: recent settlement pattern research at the ancient Maya city of Sayil (1983-1985) / Jeremy A. Sabloff and Gair Tourtellot; Variations on a theme: a frontier view of Maya civilization / John S. Henderson; Deciphering Maya architectural plans / Wendy Ashmore; Burials as caches; caches as burials: a new interpretation of the meaning of ritual deposits among the Classic Period lowland Maya / Marshall J. Becker; Rebellious prophets / Grant D. Jones; Divination and prophecy in Yucatan / Bruce Love; Mayan calendars, cosmology, and astronomical commensuration / Barbara Tedlock; The Popol Vuh as a hieroglyphic book / Dennis Tedlock; The future of Tikal / Christopher Jones.