New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Cracking the Maya Code Video Notes

by: Vanessa Notetaker

Cracking the Maya Code Video Notes APY204

Marketplace > University of Miami > anthropology, evolution, sphr > APY204 > Cracking the Maya Code Video Notes
Vanessa Notetaker

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Notes on video we saw in class.
Linguistic Anthropology
Dr. Everett
Class Notes
Lingusitics, everett, Anthropology
25 ?




Popular in Linguistic Anthropology

Popular in anthropology, evolution, sphr

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Vanessa Notetaker on Tuesday April 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to APY204 at University of Miami taught by Dr. Everett in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Linguistic Anthropology in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Miami.

Popular in anthropology, evolution, sphr


Reviews for Cracking the Maya Code Video Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 04/26/16
Cracking the Maya Code Video Notes  Mayan writing system developed independently  Bark paper books, monuments, pottery places where you could find Mayan writing  16 century- Spanish inquisition o Mayan books burned by Diego de Landa  Mayan scribes forced to write in European scriptdestruction and death of Mayan script  Guatemala-Yucatan area was heart of civilization o Tikal, Copal, Palenke  important cities built around AD 2000  Thrived for 2000 years  9 c Maya abandoned many cities o Calderon (Spanish conquistador) found Palenke 1000 years after o Confusion by Europeans that Mayan script was influenced by ancient Babylonians and Hindus (included elephants in depictions of Mayan script)  The Dresden Codex o Manuscript went to Germany o 1910 o Scholars tried deciphering it  Jay Eric Thompson o Dominated Mayan glyph studies o Thought Mayan steles/scripts built to commemorate passage of time  Tatiana Proskouriakof o Discovered that Mayan steles in fact described 60 year reigns… DYNASITES o These were describing family history  Knorozov o Counted symbols o Found that Mayan writing system was mixed system of word signs and phonetics signs  Temple of the Inscriptions o Discovered by Shealy and Mathew in 1948 o Inscriptions described key event of Lord Shield’s life (renamed Pakal, Mayan for “shield”) and 5 successors o Hidden chamber led to body of Lord Shield o Hieroglyphs connected to Mayan ruler  Scholars tried deciphering Mayan code, as well as how to translate it phonetically o David Stewart o Ex: water sign “xoc”  “to count”  Other symbols were substituted  Bracket symbol- phonetic sign for syllable “u”  iut- “and then it happened”  iut y- “since it happened”  phonetic substitutions, same word in diferent ways o two symbols could be combined  diferent components of diferent symbols could be combined  showcases artistic, graphic and visual system of Mayan script writing  combination conveying ideas and art form  all this showed that Mayans had a complex society o rituals, sacrifice, death, struggle, classes, etc. o myths- twin brother myth most important for Maya academiard th o Showcases struggle that occurred in Mayan empire in 3 -9 centuries  Mayan writing o Only available to a few  The rich and powerful o Emperors and rich men get written about


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Amaris Trozzo George Washington University

"I made $350 in just two days after posting my first study guide."

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.