Items of Interest on the Internet


John Lloyd Stephens

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 1 

Audio Book


Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 2 

Audio Book 



Incidents of travel in Yucatan (1843) Vol. 1

Online, PDF, Kindle, EPub


Incidents of travel in Yucatan (1843) Vol. 2

Online, PDF, Kindle, EPub 


Popol Vue (English Translation in PDF file) from Mesoweb


A glimpse at Guatemala, and some notes on the ancient monuments of Central America

by Anne Cary Morris Maudslay and Alfred Percival Maudslay


A note on the position and extent of the great temple of Tenochtitlan, and the position, structure and orientation of the teocalli of Huitzilopochtli

by Alfred Percival Maudslay


Biologia Centrali-Americana, or,

Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America

Archaeology Section by Alfred Percival Maudslay


Benjamin Moore Norman

Rambles in Yucatan (1843) 

Rambles by land and water (1845)



In The Field


We at IMS are fascinated by the amazing work going on all over Mesoamerica. As part of our efforts to educate the public on current projects we are asking archaeologists currently working in the field to fill out a survey. Their aswers appear here.

Tulane Maya Symposium 2013


A few IMS members attended the symposium at Tulane and are happy to report on its excellence.  “Kaanal: The Snake Kingdom of the Classic Maya” gathered a number of elite scholars who shared the latest information on excavations and glyph-reading done on sites in the lower lowlands of the Maya world in the Classic period.  There was not a weak presentation among the eight papers given on Saturday, the day reserved for the symposium.  

Read more: Tulane Conference 2013

Front CoverA Book Review by: Joaquin J. Rodriguez III, PE, SECB:

The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology
by James O’Kon, PE

I must admit that when I was given for review James O’Kon’s book, The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology, I was thrilled. As a structural engineer with other degrees in Chemistry and Physics, I was looking forward to a book written by a fellow engineer. I had read other articles by Mr. O’Kon, particularly his theory of the suspension bridge at Yaxchilan, and was looking forward to further data from him.

Read more: The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology

AstronomyintheMayaCodicesAstronomy in the Maya Codices
by Harvey and Victoria Bricker

Reviewed by Marta Barber

The last time Harvey and Victoria Bricker visited the IMS in July 2010, Harvey showed the attentive audience photos in his computer of their visit to the Museum of America in Madrid where the Brickers were conducting research on the Madrid Codex in anticipation of a new book they were writing. There was Harvey on his back, knees raised, under a glass case, paying close attention to the pages of the original manuscript of the Maya book. I can’t remember how many hours he said they would spend studying this invaluable document.

Read more: Astronomy in the Maya Codices


  • Where In the Maya World Are We

    Where in The Maya World Are We?

  • Reviews

    Through the years members have reviewed books on the subject of Maya Studies in the Newsletter. Some of those reviews are included here.

  • Maya Sites
  • Museums

    Museums with Mesoamerican Collections

    Presented here is information on museums that have Mesoamerican items in their collection. Members of IMS are welcomed to write short reviews of museums visited, no matter their location.

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thumb APMaudslay_001Pioneers in Maya Archaeology

Biographical sketches of men and women who did much of the early defining
work in Maya studies.

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