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April 2002

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Field Dispatch — Date-changing Discovery
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Field Dispatch

Date-changing Discovery

Archaeologist William Saturno stumbles upon the earliest extensive Maya painting yet found.


Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Visit the museum where David Stuart is curator of Maya hieroglyphics and investigate other projects that Harvard sponsors to help save the Maya heritage.

Bonampak Murals
Explore Mexico’s famous Bonampak murals, painted about 700 years after the new discovery at San Bartolo, Guatemala.

Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of Bonampak and its dazzling paintings of pomp and power.

Free World Map

Demarest, Arthur. “The Violent Saga of a Maya Kingdom,” National Geographic (February 1993), 95-111.

Fash, William L., Jr. Scribes, Warriors and Kings the City of Copan and the Ancient Maya. Thames and Hudson, 1991.

Miller, Mary. “Maya Masterpiece Revealed at Bonampak,” National Geographic (February 1995), 50-69.

Sharer, Robert. The Ancient Maya. Stanford University Press, 1994.

Stephens, John Lloyd. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatán. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Stuart, Gene S., and George E. Stuart. Lost Kingdoms of the Maya. National Geographic Books, 1993.

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