Surveying 2: A surveyor measures the three sides of a triangular field and gets 114 m, 165 m, and 257 m. a. What is the measure of the largest angle of the triangle? b. What is the area of the field?
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 scriptdestruction 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