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Hieroglyphs and History at Copán
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.

Maya Adventure
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 archive.

The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project
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.

Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall?
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.

Mexico Connect
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 site.

Scribes, 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 & Hudson, 1999
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 Press, 1999
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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