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Maya  Many Links to Maya sites

Resources on Aztec and Maya Law - compiled by Mike Widener of the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas-Austin.

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project - consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues"), and the beginning of an archive of digitally transcribed Mayan texts.


 A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books 100 Years of Anthropology in Costa Rica, a bibliography compiled by John W. Hoopes at his site.

Amateur Archaeology

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

Arte Maya Tz'utuhil Gallery--Background text and simple activities for a recent "Newton's Apple" science program series KTCA-St. Paul has broadcast with NSF and 3M support for years. Videotape is available from the station. The written material here can be used independently--involves collecting classifying local plants to illustrate what ethnobotanists do.

At Maya Site - Mayan art, culture, and images, plus paintings of Mexico and Mayan links.

Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project - research project of caves in Belize including the Actun Chapat, Actun Halal, and other newly discovered Mayan cave dwellings. Scheduled for the summer of 2000.

Bibliography of references for Mesoamerican ballgames.

Books about Pre-Columbian topics, selected list of books about Pre-columbian topics.

A useful site on Chichen Itza, (thanks to Emily in Ms. Mowry's class.)

Conrado Hinojosa's "The Maya"
For Palenque, Uxmal, Labna, and Sayil.

David Stuart Article on Tikal.

Dental Analysis in Archaeology .   Thanks to Sofia in Ms. Pawlicki's class for this link!

Echoes of the Maya -  can send internet postcards from the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá.

Eco Lago Foundation Homepage,  by J. Anthony
For the new Copan Museum and other images from Honduras.

ECO Travel Website

Edgar's Mesoamerican Art Page,  by Edgar Martin del Campo
For the National Museum of Anthropology, the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, Teotihuacan, Uxmal, Chichén Itzá, Tulum.

Ethanobotany--How the Mayans Used CornTikal

Exhibition: Maya at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. 6 September 1998 to 16 May 1999.

Exhibition: Mexique Terre des dieux, trésors de l'art précolombien. October 8, 1998 to January 24, 1999, Geneva, Switzerland.

FAMSI: Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, inc. 
Currently, the FAMSI website contains full color photographs of the "Vase of the 11 gods" by Justin Kerr, as well as a concordance of Kerr photographs in print, and a link to the Maya Vase Database by Justin Kerr. It will soon contain a link to the vast number of photographs taken by the late Dr. Linda Schele. Additionally, this foundation's web site provides excellent summary papers from FAMSI supported research projects, including Mary Aviles' work at Chalcatzingo, Charles Golden's work at La Pasadita, Rafael Cobos' work at Chichen Itza, Robert Sharer's work at Copan, and over a dozen others.

Fenix Escarlata's Dreamspell - página del Encantamiento del Sueño Maya en Español.

Folk Art & Craft Exchange: Mayan Folktales - five Mayan folktales by Don Pedro Miguel Say.

Foundation for Mesoamerican Studies - Great information for scholars and aficionados.

Gbonline, For a site with an orientation toward the codicies and precolumbian art.

Gold, Jade, Forests, Costa Rica,  John Hoopes' web site has images of objects from an exhibit of precolumbian artifacts, and early archeological photographs of Mayan ruins.

Hach Winik Lacondon Maya Website

SAIIC Home PageGuatemala Peace Delegation Home Page--Report of a fall, 1994, delegation's trip to Guatemala; photos of Mayan people and refugees.

Guillermito's Page of Exotic Adventures - describes impact of Maya culture and traditions on modern Hondurans.

Science Museum of Minnesota: Interactive Maya ExhibitHistorical Text Archive of Mississippi State University
This link will bring you directly to their photo section containing modern and historic photos of Mexico City and its surrounding areas.  They also have many resources on Mexican History.

Hudson Museum in Orono, ME, maintains permanent Maya-related exhibits.

Images of Mexico
For Merida, El Tajin, Dzibilchaltun, Xalapa, Museum of Anthropology, Veracruz, Teotihuacan, Tulum, Palenque, Tula, La Venta Park, Uxmal, Mexico City, Puuc Route, Chichen Itza.

Images of Sites in Mesoamerica, by Clive Ruggles
For Cacaxtla, Campeche, Cantona, Cehtzuc, Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun, El Templo Mayor, Monte Alban, Philobobos, Teotihuacan, Tula, Uxmal, X-Lapak, Xochicalco, and Xochitecatl .

--In Belize, this Mayan-operated low-cost resort has view of archaeological project at oldest Mayan site known, the rather large "cottage".

Intercambio Cultural Maya - cultural exchange and development program that involves the Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Ix Chel Farms and the Panti Medicinal Trail--American woman, Dr. Rosita Arvigio, and Belize Mayan healer started school and botannical plant reserve. Description only (mainly as for a tourist visit)

Jaguar Sun - information about the Maya, including how their calendar works, many ancient Maya sites, and a bookstore of Maya related books.

JASON ProjectDresden Codex. --Earth science exploration of Maya country and Rain forest, for school year 1993-94. JASON is an educational project of NASA. Each year they take a central theme and explore it with a team of writers and cameramen. The last few years of explorations have been placed on Web pages. Other materials--videos, writings, lesson plans--are available from JASON.

Xunantunich: --Journals from the international group that formed for the Belize summer dig.

Archaeology at the Mayan Site of K'axobJourney Through Tikal, by "Studio 360"
Quicktime VR 360 degree photographs of Tikal.

K'axob and Xibun: Research into the Maya Past - field school studying a Formative and Classical Period Center in a wetland 5th Annual Maya Art & Archaeology Symposium 1997Lacandon Maya - introduction to the history and culture of this indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico.

Links to many pages--some quite technical--on Maya language, culture, civilization, ancient cities.

Listing of Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing, picture file 1, and picture file 2, both in gif picture format.

Lords of Copán - National Geographic documentary explores the Mayan necropolis at Copán.

Made Up of Time - information and photos about Uxmal, Tulum, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Altun Ha, and more.

Map of major Maya Archaeological sites visited on pages linked to here. Additional maps, links to info about ancient sites.

Maya related links--Maya Adventure, by the Science Museum of Minnesota
For Altar de Sacrificios, Chiapas Highlands, Chichén Itzá, Cobá, Kabáh, Labná, Tikal, Tulum, and Uxmal.

Maya Art & Archaeology Symposium, 2. annoucement.

Maya Ruins - photographic tour of Mayan archaeological sites with interactive maps, commentary by explorers and archaeologists, and a bibliography. Banda Productions - offers a documentary of the unexplored Mayan ruins of Belize.

Maya Adventure - Science Museum of Minnesota - interactive exhibit that highlights science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture.

Maya People of the Toledo District of Belize - offers opinion pieces, media and environmental reports, and the government's perspective regarding the Mayan people's struggle to preserve land rights.

Maya ExchangeArchaeology of K'axob and Xibun

Maya Civilization - Past and Present - covers culture, language and numbers; also has maps, links to other related sites, and suggestions on Maya-related curriculum for middle-school students.

Maya Calendrics -- direct link to Michelb's Mayan calendrics page  

Equinox at Chichen Itza 95 Maya of Guatemala - well organized index of Maya-related sites.

Maya Art Pages, compiled by Steven Davies
For rollout photos of Maya vases taken by Justin Kerr, and photos of sculpture from Copan, Honduras

Maya Research Program - research organization that focuses on the ancient Maya. Archaeological excavations at the Blue Creek Ruin, Belize, Central America.

Maya , by Barb McKenzie (**My Personal Favorite Maya Web Site **)
For Uxmal, Sayil, Labna, Chacmultun, Edzna, Dzibilnocac, Becan, Xpujil, Chicanna, Kohunlich, Lamanai, Tikal, and Xunantunich .

Maya Archaeology - featuring art and sculpture from Central American museums.

Maya Calendar, The [Peter Meyer] - Maya and European dates, the correlation problem, and the yearbearer systems. In English and German.

Maya Civilization - Past and Present - covers culture, language and numbers; also has maps, links to other related sites, and suggestions on Maya-related curriculum for middle-school students.

Maya Art and Books - photographic archive of Mayan art.

Maya Adventure - Science Museum of Minnesota - interactive exhibit that highlights science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture.

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project - consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues"), and the beginning of an archive of digitally transcribed Mayan texts.

Mayan Photo Adventures - photos of Mayan archaeological sites, including Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Xcaret, and Tikal.

Mayan Esteem Project - established for the recovery of stolen artifacts and the restoration of a pyramid site at Chilón, Chiapas, México.

Mayan Photo Adventures, by John Mureiko
Personal photos from Chichen, and links to his photos from Tulum, Coba, Cozumel, Valladolid/Izamal, and Xcaret.

Mayan Atlas - includes maps, text, photographs, drawings and interviews done by Maya village researchers and cartographers elected by the communities.

Mayan Resource Page

Mayan Temple, The - links and information on the Mayan culture.

Mayan Calendar Calculator - calculate any date on the calandar using java.

Mayan Epigraphic Database Project - consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues"), and the beginning of an archive of digitally transcribed Mayan texts.

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Mayan Mathematical System - describes how the Mayan mathematical system worked with pictures and examples.

Mayan Ruins has a clickable map of sites in Yucatan, with fine photos of Uxmal, Sayil, and Labna', as well as a Yucatan-oriented bibliography. - Maya Architecture.

MayaQuest '98 - team bicycles throughout the Mayan ruins to meet with archaeologists in order to understand the collapse of the civilization. Findings reported online to serve as an interactive, educational platform for teachers and students.

Mayas, The - includes folklore and history.

Mesoamerican Web Page has freeware programs for date calculations and calendar construction, lists of available publications, and many useful links.

Mesoweb There are some sites so well designed that summaries won't do: Joel Skidmore and Merle Green Robertson's, this is one of them.

Mesoweb, by Joel Skidmore
For adventure tales in the Southern Maya Lowlands by Teobert Maler and Merle Green Robertson, along with historic and modern photos, and rubbings of Maya monuments. Also, the site contains an illustrated encyclopedia of Mesoamerican culture, the latest news concerning ongoing research at Palenque, and will soon contain online versions of the earliest Palenque Roundtable volumes. 
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Mexico Student Teacher Resource Center, by Tom Frederiksen
This web site contains dozens of photographs and black and white line drawings illustrating everything from Aztec deities to Zapata. Additionally, it contains a wealth of information on the prehistory and history of Mexico for both students and teachers.

Mundo Maya - online magazine presents articles about Mayan culture and arts.

Museo de las Culturas Prehispanicas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
An excellent virtual tour through a museum dedicated to the Prehispanic Cultures of Mexico.

Nakbe and the North Peten, Rainpeg project (El Mirador).

Neh Maya World Summer Institute
For Antigua, Bonampak, Chichen Itza, Chichicastenango, Copan, La Venta, Palenque, Quirigua, Kabah, Sayil, Tikal, Tonina, Uxmal

El Pilar Belize Website

YA BASTA! -- the EZLN PageOusia for Mayanists -- A variety of links and features.

Maya Photo Archive - Science Museum of MinnesotaPalenque@

Mesoweb Feature - Recent Findings in Maya History

Paula Giese's web site, And, in keeping with the name of this site, a link to collection of Maya rabbit stories. These are but one part of Paula Giese's web site, which, along with a great deal of other information, includes an interview with 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu Tum and links to other sites with relevant human rights information on the Guatemalan and Chiapas (Mexico) Mayan situations.

Precolumbian Graphic Arts Web Site by John Montgomery
For photos and original artwork of such sites as Tikal, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Sayil, Xpuhil, Becan, Kohunlich, Piedras negras, Bonampak, El Cayo, El Chicozapote, La Mar, Yaxchilan, Laxtunich, Tonina, Pomona, Palenque, Chinkultik, Chinikiha, La Pasadita, Site R, La Venta, Labna, Teotihuacan, Tula, Mitla, Monte Alban, Tulum, Coba, El Peru, Dos Pilas, Ixlu, and La Amelia.

Preolumbian Art Web is ever-expanding and ever-new.  John also writes an online column on Precolumbian Art.

Reading List -Books can be ordered On-line

References about the Mound Builders.

MayaQuest Learning Adventure Resources on Aztec and Maya Law.

Resources on Aztec and Maya Law - compiled by Mike Widener of the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas-Austin.

Resources on Aztec and Maya Law - compiled by Mike Widener of the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas-Austin.

Return of the Looted Treasures - details the return of Mayan artifacts and archaeological treasures stolen from Mexican and Honduran ruins.

Selected introductory and specialist books (from the FAQ from sci.archaeology.mesoamerica and other sources).

Significance of Cuff Design of Mayan Lords

Site Q Sculptures (2)

Sources for special publications and other useful things, mainly about Maya hieroglyphic writing. Detailed lists for some material is in the following files.

--Sponsored by several Minnesota companies, including Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, a group of explorers traveled in Maya country last year, reporting back to the InterNet at regular intervals on archaeological sites, the modern Maya and the rain forest. An entire curriculum was made of these materials--lesson plans in science and social studies, all the reports, pictures. This is it. MECC has produced a better-edited CDROM of MayaQuest, which may be ordered directly from it, or get it discounted from Sunburst Software 800/321-7511 for info and their software catalog.

MayaquestStudy GuideThe Ceren Web Resource
This web site is the best example of how the internet, and other computer aides, can and should be used by archaeologists to produce the site report of the future. It includes Shockwave full-motion tours around and inside of each structure, complete with in-situ artifacts. These virtual artifacts are then linked to a database where serious archaeologists can find useful information regarding provenience, measurements, etc. Additionally, there are slideshows on Ceren's geology, architecture, culture history, and more.

--The Chiapas Maya who have been fighting for self-determination in Mexico call themselves after the Mexican peasant liberator-general, Emilio Zapatista. This page collects their press releases and news reports.Ancient Guatemala--Mayans of Tikal and other sites. Part of a contemporary Guatemala page site. The contemporary page has weekly news of developments on the Guatemalan civil war and peace efforts.

--The best of the on-line museum exhibits, there are lessons in Mayan astronomy, overviews of major city sites, clothing, languages. Many activities are on-screen interactive, but there are off-line science lessons (such as the chemistry of how stone weathers) too. Sponsored by NSF.

The Maya Astronomy PageThe Teotihuacan Home Page
For still photographs and Quicktime movies about the recent and ongoing excavations at Teotihuacan. Another excellent example of how the web can be used to create online site reports.

The Feathered Serpent Pyramid Pages provide a wonderful example of how well archaeological projects can be presented on the web.

The Templo Mayor (by the same folks who brought you the Teotihuacan Home Page)
For extensive descriptions and photographs of the museum's displays (available in English, o en Español).

The Mayan Epigraphic Database Information on heiroglyphics and extensive glyph files can be found here. A new feature is a catalog of glyph numbers accompanied by their phonetic values.

--These photos are categorized by 7 sites that form part on the on-line exhibit and interactive science activities.

Ruta Maya Coffee--Though it's in Spanish, you can easily follow the short captions to a series of photos of the North corner of the great Pyramid on March 20, spring equinox (the Mexican tourist bureau used the wrong word--solstices occur in June and December, equinoxes in March and October), from 3 p.m. until near sunset. Triangles formed of sunlight and shadow change over the hours to show the shape made of light of Ku'kulcan, the Great Feathered Serpent (Sun God) apparently ascending the stair until he flies up into the sky around sunset. The pyramid was constructed with attention to solar astronomy and geometry so this arrangement of sun and shadows would happen for one of the great Mayan ceremonial dates.

Science Museum of Minnesota Photo Archive

Toledo Maya Cultural Council - community-based organization for the Maya people of the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts of Southern Belize.

Toltec Website - Central Mexico Cultural History


Tzuk Te has a calendar generator and a host of Windows-oriented freeware cursors and symbols. (If you are using a Netscape version less than 3.01, this site may cause you some problems).Maya Calendar - Maya World Studies Center - includes Maya World Studies Center, mathematics, stelae, and calendar information.

Virtual Palenque
Quicktime VR 360 degree photographs and virtual tour of Palenque (extremely well done).

Virtual Palenque is an interactive tour of the Maya ruins of Palenque. This site uses Apple's QuickTimeVR technology, or interactive 360 degree panorama photography. Be sure to read the Help page carefully, and make sure you have the appropriate plug-ins installed in your browser before attempting to view the images.

Visit to the Yucatan, by Peter and Sylvia Wohlmut
For Balancanché Caves, Becán, Bonampak, Chicanná, Chichén-Itzá, Cobá, Dzibilchaltún, Edzná, Itzamná, Kabáh, Kohunlich, Palenque, Sayil, Tulúm, Uxmal, Xlapak, Xpujil, Yaxchilán.

World of the Maya, The - a summer workshop about Mayan history, culture, beliefs, and legends, including a tour of Chichen Itza. Cancun, Mexico; June 14-17, 2001.

World's First City? - Catalhoyuk, Anatolia

Yaxuna Archaeological Project,
For photos, maps, research papers, and many Quicktime VR 360 degree photos of the site of Yaxuna (extremely well done).

Yucatec Mayan World - links, photos, and information about the Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Book of the Chilam Balam (the Jaguar Prophet). Travel resources including archaeological fieldwork listings, diving links, and more. Offers customized tours.






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