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By Andrea Stone,Marc Zender,Barbara MacLeod,David B. Kelley,Federico Fahsen,Nikolai Grube,Elin C. Danien,Duncan Earle,David M. Schele,David A. Freidel,Mary Miller,Gillett Griffin,Dorie Reents-Budet,Anthony Aveni,Merle Greene Robertson,Susan Milbrath,Elizabet

This obtainable, cutting-edge evaluation of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology additionally serves as a tribute to 1 of the field's such a lot famous pioneers.

The center of this booklet makes a speciality of the present learn of Mayan hieroglyphics as encouraged by way of the lately deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As writer or coauthor of greater than 2 hundred books or articles at the Maya, Schele served because the leader disseminator of information to most of the people approximately this old Mesoamerican tradition, just like the way Margaret Mead brought anthropology and the folks of Borneo to the English-speaking world.

Twenty-five participants provide scholarly writings on topics starting from the ritual functionality of public house on the Olmec website and the gardens of the nice Goddess at Teotihuacan to the knowledge of Jupiter in Maya astronomy and the which means of the water throne of Quirigua Zoomorph P. The workshops on Maya historical past and writing that Schele performed in Guatemala and Mexico for the highland humans, glossy descendants of the Mayan civilization, are completely addressed as is the phenomenon termed "Maya mania"—the explosive development of curiosity in Maya epigraphy, iconography, astronomy, and cosmology that Schele influenced. An appendix offers a bibliography of Schele's guides and a set of Scheleana, written stories of "the Rabbit girl" by means of a few of her colleagues and students.

Of curiosity to pros in addition to generalists, this assortment will stand as a marker of the kingdom of Mayan stories on the flip of the twenty first century and as a tribute to the outstanding character who guided a wide a part of that archaeological learn for greater than decades.

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Heart of Creation: The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of Linda Schele by Andrea Stone,Marc Zender,Barbara MacLeod,David B. Kelley,Federico Fahsen,Nikolai Grube,Elin C. Danien,Duncan Earle,David M. Schele,David A. Freidel,Mary Miller,Gillett Griffin,Dorie Reents-Budet,Anthony Aveni,Merle Greene Robertson,Susan Milbrath,Elizabet


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