Items of Interest on the Internet
John Lloyd Stephens
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán, Vol. 1
(1843) Vol. 1
Online, PDF, Kindle, EPub
(1843) Vol. 2
Online, PDF, Kindle, EPub
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
Archaeology Section by Alfred Percival Maudslay
Benjamin Moore Norman
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
WEEKEND WITH THE EXPERTS
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.
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A 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.
Astronomy 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.
Where In the Maya World Are We
Where in The Maya World Are We?
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 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.