Museo del Camino Real, Hecelchakan

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.

-Bruce Love

Research Contribution 5: Monuments from Museo del Camino Real de Hecelchakan, Campeche, Mexico

El Chal, Peten, Guatemala

In our fifth corpus volume, we present monuments from El Chal, Peten, photographed April 24, 2016. The link to this material is included below.

We also draw your attention to a couple improvements made to the website. In addition to replacing many corpus photos and drawings with higher resolution images, we’ve uploaded new versions of the Research Contributions and Corpus PDFs to standardize their names and to include information about the Creative Commons license, which applies to all corpus images.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 5: Monuments from El Chal, Peten, Guatemala

Sacul and Joyaj ti ‘ajawlel

Our third blog presents monuments photographed in situ (May 12, 2016) at the site of Sacul, Southeast Peten, and a downloadable PDF of an important recent book by Alejandro Sheseña (Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas) deciphering the famous accession compound in Classic Maya writing (Proskouriakoff’s “Toothache Glyph”). Thank you for your readership and positive feedback, please share these contributions with friends and colleagues.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 3: Monuments from Sacul, Peten, Guatemala

Research Contribution 3: Joyaj ti ‘ajawlel, by Alejandro Sheseña

Dolores Bodega and El Osario Date AD 998

In our second blog post, we bring you Volume 2 of the corpus series, which consists of pieces in the bodega of Proyecto Atlas Arqueológico de Guatemala in Dolores, Peten, and a contribution by Bruce Love and Greg Reddick regarding the unusual date on the El Osario pillar at Chichen Itza.

We have appreciated the positive feedback following our inaugural post and invite you to submit your own work to be considered for Research Contributions. More information is available on our About page.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 2: Pieces in the Bodega of Proyecto Atlas Arqueológico de Guatemala, Dolores, Peten

Research Contribution 2: Confirming the Date AD 998 for El Osario, Chichen Itza

Inaugural Post: Dolores Museum and Venus Today in the Dresden Codex

Welcome to our first blog post in which we bring you a corpus of monumental inscriptions from southeast Peten that is currently on display at the Juan Pedro Laporte Museum in Dolores, Peten, and a new contribution by Uguku Usdi of Corcoran State Prison, California, which demonstrates that the Dresden Codex Venus table is still current in today’s world some 900 years after it was written. We trust you will find these useful contributions to the field of Mesoamerican studies.

-Bruce Love and Meghan Rubenstein

Corpus Volume 1: Museo Regional del Sureste de Peten Dr. Juan Pedro Laporte Molina

Research Contribution 1: Where are we today in the Dresden Codex Venus Table? Uguku Usdi