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Maya at the Playa, Hieroglyphic Workshop


Maya at the Playa, Hieroglyphic Workshop


Poster for Maya at the Playa conference, features large mayan inspired artwork, incorporating many colors and cartoon elements. Poster names sponsors and conference information.

Landa's "Alphabet" is one of the best known items in Maya studies. A testimony of the collision of cultures and a stockpile of misunderstandings, the "Alphabet" has been labeled everything from a Spanish fabrication to a "Rosetta Stone." While we have a good grasp of what happened when the manuscript was written in the 16th century, there are still some vexing gaps in our understanding of the "Alphabet." In this workshop, we will take a look at the hieroglyphic signs on the pages of Landa's manuscript, based on new detailed photos. We will explore the paleography of these signs and suggest a new interpretation for some of them. The participants will also have a chance to practice their epigraphic and linguistic skills in reconstructing some of the signs in the "Alphabet" as well as some of the calendrical signs on the pages of the manuscript. The workshop combines short lectures with (virtual) hands-on workshopping. For more information, please visit: https://www.goafar.org/maya-at-the-playa-program

For more information on this event, please visit https://davidson.zoom.us/j/94567321007