Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Counting Time the Maya Way

February 24th, 2012

Friday, February 24 – 9:00 am -5:30 pm
K-12 Teacher Workshop
Teacher Workshop: Counting Time the Maya Way
Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room
Marc Zender, Tulane University and Stanley Guenter, Idaho State University

Counting Time the Maya Way

Maya hieroglyphs are the best understood writing system from the prehispanic Americas. It flourished during the Classic period (A.D. 250-950) on monumental inscriptions and portable artifacts like ceramic vessels in the southern Maya lowlands (parts of modern Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico). As a logosyllabic writing system with approximately 1000 different signs, it is in structure and content different from writing systems developed in the old world. The workshop introduces participants to Maya inscriptions and focuses on the ways in which the ancient Maya counted time.

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Mesoamerica + People
Robert Hill
Professor - Anthropology