MAYA RESOURCES

ONLINE MEDIA

Downloadables

Educator's Guide

Tales of the Maya Skies Educators Guide
This Guide is designed specifically to provide educators with the basic materials and information they need to prepare students for the show, and facilitate informed discussion after the show.
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Websites

AncIent Observatories

Ancient Observatories
San Francisco's Exploratorium, "the museum of science, art, and human perception," provides an excellent resource for learning about Chich'en Itza.
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The Archaeology Channel

The Archaeology Channel
Explore the human cultural heritage through streaming media at the Archaeology Channel.
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Harvard's Peabody Museum Collection

Harvard's Peabody Museum Collection
A vast collection of artifacts from the Yucatan peninsula from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
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INAH

INAH
Mexican Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History) offers information on the archaeological, anthropological, and historical heritage of Mexico.
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Maya Adventure

Maya Adventure
The Science Museum of Minnesota presents Maya Adventure, a site that highlights science activities and information related to the ancient and modern Maya culture.
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Maya Archaeology

Maya Archaeology
A site covering Mayan, Olmec, Teotihuacan art, architecture, deities and hieroglyphic writing.
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Maya Astronomy

Maya Astronomy
A presentation of information from a meeting of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association on Maya Astronomy.
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Maya Calendar

Maya Calendar
Information on the Maya calendar and mathematics.
This website has a Spanish-language mirror site.
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Maya Codices

Maya Codices
Information on the four Maya codices, or manuscripts, known by the name of the city in which they are now located: Dresden, Paris, Madrid, and Grolier.
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Maya Exploration Center

Maya Exploration Center
Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient Maya civilization.
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Maya Ruins

Maya Ruins
A photographic tour of Maya archaeological sites in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
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Mundo Maya

Mundo Maya
Online magazine presents articles about Mayan culture and arts.
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Temple of Kukulcan

National Geographic: Acoustics of the Temple of Kukulcan
A National Geographic news article discussing whether the pyramid Temple of Kukulcan was designed to chirp like a bird.
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Travel Yucatan

Travel Yucatan
An information source for planning a visit to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
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UNAM

UNAM
Mexican Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
This website has an English-language mirror site.
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Unmasking the Maya

Unmasking the Maya: The Story of Sna Jtzi'bajom
Information on the modern Maya and the struggles faced by the Maya in the southern state of Chiapas presented by the Smithsonian Institute's Department of Anthropology.
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Yucatan Today

Yucatan Today
Yucatan Today is the leading tourist guide of Merida, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula and was recently voted the best tourism website in all of Mexico!
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OTHER MEDIA

Books

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya (6th Edition)
Author(s): Robert Sharer, Loa Traxler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Date Published: October 10, 2005
ISBN: 0804748179
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Caste War of the Yucatan

The Caste War of Yucatan (Revised Edition)
Author(s): Nelson Reed
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Date Published: July 23, 2001
ISBN: 0804740011
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Videos

Lost King of the Maya

NOVA: Lost King of the Maya (DVD)
Author(s): Wgbh
Publisher: Wgbh Boston Video
Date Published: March 20, 2007
ASIN: B000MQ4WXI
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Mystery of the Maya

Mystery of the Maya (DVD)
Director(s): Roberto Rochín, Barrie Howells
Publisher: E-Realbiz.Com
Date Published: December 22, 1998
ASIN: 6305222428
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