260 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 242 illus.
Paper 1997 | ISBN 9780924171413 | $39.95s | Outside the Americas £32.00
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
This second edition includes revised and updated versions of three earlier publications: Understanding Maya Inscriptions: A Hieroglyph Handbook; New and Recent Maya Hieroglyph Readings; and A Resource Bibliography for the Decipherment of Maya Hieroglyphs and New Maya Hieroglyph Readings.
This volume is designed to function as a self-teaching tool to help the neophyte, and yet be of value to scholars. It introduces the latest methods of analysis, illustrates techniques for computing Maya calendrics, uses the currently accepted orthography, provides syllabary and syntax, suggests new glyph readings, and presents various interpretations.