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Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 4: Yaxchilan

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Volume 3: Part 4: Yaxchilan

Barbara W. Fash, Alexandre Tokovinine, Ian Graham

ISBN 9780873658720

Publication date: 12/06/2022

The goal of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. As monuments continue to be discovered, the CMHI series is ongoing and far from complete. It has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the ongoing process of deciphering Maya writing, making available hundreds of texts to epigraphers working around the world, in addition to assisting studies among Maya communities and scholars.

This folio-sized volume documents thirty stelae at Yaxchilan, a Classic Maya city located on the Usumacinta River in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Precisely rendered line drawings and three-dimensional scans bring out details of the monuments that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. These illustrations are accompanied by descriptions of the stelae in English and Spanish.

Praise

  • The Corpus will be a lasting contribution to the study of the Maya and will save much of the cultural heritage of Mesoamerica from sure obliteration. We owe a debt of gratitude to the authors.

    —American Antiquity

Authors

  • Barbara W. Fash is Director and Series Editor of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.
  • Alexandre Tokovinine is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama.
  • Ian Graham was Founding Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.
  • Barbara W. Fash is Director and Series Editor of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 108 pages
  • 12 x 15 inches
  • Peabody Museum Press
  • Series edited by Barbara W. Fash

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