Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Excellent overview of the Ancient Maya writing system!
--- On Thu, 12/8/11, Francisco J. GonzÃ¡lez <guajataca01@...> wrote:
From: Francisco J. GonzÃ¡lez <guajataca01@...>
Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Excellent overview of the Ancient Maya writing system!
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:10 AM
Excellent overview of the Ancient Maya writing system!
Subject: [Aztlan] New at FAMSI - short course on Maya Hieroglyphic
New addition to the FAMSI website:
Maya Hieroglyphic Writing - Workbook for a Short Course on Maya Hieroglyphic
Writing by J. Kathryn Josserand and Nicholas A. Hopkins.
After a couple of years working with Linda Schele in the first workshops on
Maya hieroglyphic writing at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1970s,
Kathryn Josserand and I took on the job of carrying the workshops to the
masses and went on the road, leading weekend workshops at museums,
universities, and private study groups from Los Angeles to New York City and
St. Paul to Miami. The goal of these introductory workshops was to introduce
beginners to the essentials of Mayawriting and encourage them to go on to
the Texas workshops and "get their noses pierced," the metaphor we took from
the Mixtec Codex Nuttall for initiation into the community of glyphers. From
1987 to 2006, the year of Kathryn's untimely death in Palenque, we taught
more than seventy workshops at some thirty different venues as far south as
Chiapas and Guatemala. Early on we developed our own style of teaching
hieroglyphic writing and a workbook for use in our workshops. This workbook
went without major changes for twenty years; a page or so would be added
periodically as new ideas were developed. This workbook constitutes a second edition of our basic introduction to Maya writing.
Click the link to download the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing - workbook for a short course on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing,