Research Contribution 5 is dedicated to Karl Herbert Mayer, one of the great explorer-publishers of our time. Ever since I told him I photographed the monuments in the Hecelchakan museum in 2012 and 2013, he has been hounding me to publish them. At first I had no website to publish them on nor permission from INAH to publish them in hard copy, and then since starting this website, I declined to publish them because I had not yet made the drawings.
Now, sadly, our friend Karl’s health is declining and recently he once more urged me to publish the Hecelchakan monuments for the good of the field, an appeal I could not deny. Since our website’s corpus volumes are photos and drawings side by side, and because we do not yet have drawings of the Hecelchakan monuments, we are publishing this body of work as a Research Contribution rather than a Corpus Volume.
This is for you Karl, with immense appreciation for all you have done to move Mesoamerican studies forward.