Mayan Numbers - Balls in glyphs are counters, scrolls only decorative. Mayan numbers were vixagesimal (base-20), as is their complex calendric system.
Mundo Maya - Family was the core of Maya society, and their natural daily life was inextricably linked to all things sacred. Their cardinal point orientation, their colors, plants and numbers were significance laden and directly related to the deities.
Mystery of the Maya - Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatán peninsula lie the fabled temples and palaces of the Maya. While Europe still slumbered in the midst of the Dark Ages, these innovative people had charted the heavens, evolved the only true writing system native to the Americas and were masters of mathematics and calendrics.
Maya Adventure - Science activities and information related to ancient and modern Maya culture.
Maya Astronomy Page - The Maya lived in the area in Central America which now consists of Yucatan, Guatemala, Belize and southern Mexico (the Chiapas and Tabasco provinces).
Maya Mural - At the site called San Bartolo, in Guatemale, researchers have discovered a well-preserved mural of about 10 meters (30 foot) long. It depicts the Maya creation myth, and shows the coronation of an early king. He is painted close to the gods, to show his relation to the gods.
Maya Ruins - I tried to build navigation paths through the photos which would reinforce spatial relationships and give a sense of place. The organization of this site mimics my own use of maps and old books as I tried to reconstruct my journeys.
Mayan Calendar Tools - Web tools for working with the Mayan and Gregorian Calendars.
Cautionary Tales - These stories are a sophisticated method of communication in a situation where everything said among the Mayan people can pose dangers to the one who tells it and to the ones who hear it.
Jaguar Sun - A basic introduction to the ancient and present day Maya. Every day, new people are getting caught up in this fascinating study. The fact that, in only twelve years, the great cycle of the Maya calendar will be completed, has piqued the curiosity of many.
A Mayan Life: A Birth in the Village - The first novel ever by a Mayan writer, and thus the first in which the Maya themselves tell their own story. Rich in personal and ethnological detail, the reader comes away knowing better just what it means to be a contemporary Maya.
Rabbit Stories - These can be seen as just funny little tales for children. To me, they appear to be disguised post-Conquest fables and cautions about dealing with the Spanish rulers.
Yucatec Maya Pronunciation and Everyday Phrases - Learn to say such phrases as "How are you?" "I