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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2018
... attachment knots. The Santa document and khipus comprise a database of over 130 named individuals. This sizable data set should aid in the search for statistically significant correlations between text and khipu cords, as well as offer a potential context for cord decipherment. These observations...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (3): 437–464.
Published: 01 July 2019
...José Carlos de la Puente Abstract Despite the critical advances toward khipu decipherment, the specific ways in which Andean khipu masters captured and organized the course of time in their cords, in the form of ages, dates, chronologies, and calendric intervals and cycles, remains obscure...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 April 2006
... from the authors’ eclectic vision of the hieroglyphs as a ‘‘transdialectal script’’ (9). Such practice falls below current standards of evidence for the decipherment of logographs (see Houston et al. 2001: 7–10), the vast majority of which have but one reading, regardless of geographic region...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 April 2006
... from the authors’ eclectic vision of the hieroglyphs as a ‘‘transdialectal script’’ (9). Such practice falls below current standards of evidence for the decipherment of logographs (see Houston et al. 2001: 7–10), the vast majority of which have but one reading, regardless of geographic region...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (2): 311–341.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to contribute to khipu preservation, diffusion, and decipherment. Calls to compile khipu data are longstanding. Since Max Uhle’s ( 1897 : 63) suggestion more than a century ago that museums publish descriptions of their khipus, appeals to aggregate both archaeological specimens (Radicati di Primeglio 1964...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 793–804.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of the history of Maya hieroglyphic decipherment. Chapter 1 considers the nature of the script, with an emphasis on reading order, the different types of glyphs found, and the methodologies used for transcription, transliteration, and translation, followed by a discussion of spelling and language...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (3): 467–470.
Published: 01 July 2010
... thorough. The body of the book begins with an analysis of the textual evidence left by the Maya, providing a summary of decipherment history. Given the terse nature of Mayan inscriptions, the author “decode[s] the ritual language” of these texts, providing a reading of the ancient per- formance...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 429–433.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of epigraphy led in large part to the decipherments that have opened up a vast wealth of indigenous history, completely changing our understanding of pre-Columbian Maya society. Yet Solomon’s work is enjoyable and insightful because it is surprisingly personal and does not exhibit the sort of hero worship...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (4): 455–491.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . Guanajuato, Mexico : Universidad de Guanajuato . Copyright 2021 by American Society for Ethnohistory 2021 Codex Xolotl Texcoco decipherment Chichimecs Indigenous historiography Dedicated to the memory of Raymond D. Fogelson (1933–2020) Throughout the Americas, Indigenous people...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to grammatology, the decipherment of Maya glyphs—a true phonographic system, with other components adjoined—is no longer only a study of the “classic” Maya age. Archaeological finds such as the “Cascajal block” (Rodríguez Martínez et al. 2006) have begun to yield tantalizing evidence...
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Ethnohistory (2014) 61 (4): 681–713.
Published: 01 October 2014
... David 2001 The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing . Norman : University of Oklahoma Press . Hurtado Cen Araceli Bastida Aleida Cetina Tiesler Vera Folan William J. 2007 Sacred Spaces and Human Funerary and Nonfunerary Placements in Champotón, Campeche, during...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 445–448.
Published: 01 April 2004
... own alphabet deploys vowels and conso- nants. This is a necessary argument for Baudez. It allows him to disallow firm decipherments, such as David Stuart’s of the witz or ‘‘hill’’ sign, that would dismiss large portions of Baudez’s discussion of ‘‘cauac monsters’’ and the like. It is also necessary...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 448–450.
Published: 01 April 2004
... own alphabet deploys vowels and conso- nants. This is a necessary argument for Baudez. It allows him to disallow firm decipherments, such as David Stuart’s of the witz or ‘‘hill’’ sign, that would dismiss large portions of Baudez’s discussion of ‘‘cauac monsters’’ and the like. It is also necessary...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 450–453.
Published: 01 April 2004
... deploys vowels and conso- nants. This is a necessary argument for Baudez. It allows him to disallow firm decipherments, such as David Stuart’s of the witz or ‘‘hill’’ sign, that would dismiss large portions of Baudez’s discussion of ‘‘cauac monsters’’ and the like. It is also necessary because Baudez...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 453–454.
Published: 01 April 2004
... is painfully misguided. For example, he argues that syllabic and logo- graphic approaches are incompatible, as though the script did not consist of both elements, much as our own alphabet deploys vowels and conso- nants. This is a necessary argument for Baudez. It allows him to disallow firm decipherments...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (2): 454–457.
Published: 01 April 2004
... not consist of both elements, much as our own alphabet deploys vowels and conso- nants. This is a necessary argument for Baudez. It allows him to disallow firm decipherments, such as David Stuart’s of the witz or ‘‘hill’’ sign, that would dismiss large portions of Baudez’s discussion of ‘‘cauac monsters...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 243–245.
Published: 01 January 2006
... and present), biographical information, the history of Maya studies and decipherment, geographical data, and even ethnographic com- mentary, Glassman succeeds in providing an engaging context for both reading Stephens’s books and learning more about Mesoamerica. Glass- man himself affirms that his book does...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 January 2006
... and present), biographical information, the history of Maya studies and decipherment, geographical data, and even ethnographic com- mentary, Glassman succeeds in providing an engaging context for both reading Stephens’s books and learning more about Mesoamerica. Glass- man himself affirms that his book does...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 246–248.
Published: 01 January 2006
... bibliography on varied top- ics pertaining to Mexico and Central America in general. Moreover, by juxtaposing Stephens’s own words with information about the political context (past and present), biographical information, the history of Maya studies and decipherment, geographical data, and even...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 248–251.
Published: 01 January 2006
... bibliography on varied top- ics pertaining to Mexico and Central America in general. Moreover, by juxtaposing Stephens’s own words with information about the political context (past and present), biographical information, the history of Maya studies and decipherment, geographical data, and even...