Sunday, May 08, 2011

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Maya News Updates 2011, No. 15: El Mirador, Guatemala - Article on Recent Research at El Mirador in May Issue of Smithsonian Magazine
The May 2011 issue of the Smithsonian magazine features an article on recent archaeological research at El Mirador, Guatemala.

The article is accompanied by a series of photos, one of which illustrates a small jade object with a short Early Classic text. The single caption spells CHAK-HUMAN.HEAD for chak ... . (Human heads in early texts are rather tricky; perhaps the human head is a female head and, if so, the caption may read chak ixik.)

This is the direct link to the online edition of the article "El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya," written by Chip Brown.