On Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology Web site, read a
detailed guide to Copán by Professor David Stuart (he of Tour Copán with David Stuart).
Also, view a remarkable QTVR of Copán's Altar Q, a copy of which is on exhibit
at the museum.
The Science Museum of Minnesota's Maya Web site provides science activities and
information related to ancient and modern Maya culture. Participate in a
hands-on activity demonstrating how the ancient Maya etched limestone using
organic dissolvers. Also, take an interactive tour through the ruins of the
ancient Maya world, replete with photographs from the museum's Maya
This networked scholarship Web site offers a wealth of information on Mayan
language for anyone interested in linguistics. Even if you're a linguistic
layman and don't quite know your phonemes from your morphemes, this site
contains plenty of pages that will interest you, including an archive of
digitally transcribed Mayan texts.
If you're interested in learning more about ancient fallen civilizations, visit
this fun, cleverly presented Web site provided by Annenberg/CPB. The site
contains dozens of pages on the Maya as well as the lost cultures of
Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon, Mali, Songhai, and more. The site also offers an
interactive game that puts you in the role of a detective charged with the task
of finding out why these civilizations crumbled.
To read more about and see photographs of many of the Maya sites described in
Map of the Maya World as well as several not covered there, visit this Web
BooksScribes, Warriors, and Kings: The City of Copán and the Ancient
Maya. By William L. Fash. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1991
Beautifully illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, site maps,
drawings, and other images, this book on the remarkable archeological
discoveries made at Copán, was penned by one of the great Maya
archeologists, Harvard's Bill Fash, who has spent a quarter century working at
this Classic Maya site.
Breaking the Maya Code. By Michael D. Coe. New York: Thames &
A highly personal account of the deciphering of the Maya script by a Professor
Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural
History at Yale University. The New York Times deemed it "one of the
great stories of 20th-century scientific discovery."
Exploring Mesoamerica.By John M.D. Pohl. New York: Oxford University
A gorgeous coffee-table-style book that offers in-depth coverage of 18 of the
best-known archeological sites of ancient Central America. Includes many Maya
sites as well as those of other cultures, from Izapa to Aztec.
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