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Classic Maya Place Names

David Stuart; Stephen D. Houston

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series

Art History, Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Studies

The authors present evidence that specific place names do exist in Maya inscriptions, and show that identifying these names sheds considerable light on both past and present questions about the Maya.

“The discovery of place names by itself should be acclaimed as one of the great breakthroughs in the history of Maya hieroglyphic decipherment.” Journal of Field Archaeology

“Despite its seemingly specialized topic, this book should appeal to a wider audience. The study represents another step forward in the process of unraveling the meaning of Maya inscriptions, and brings to the forefront questions that can only be answered through interdisciplinary research.” The Americas

Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Number 33


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