Location: Worldwide Length: 7 min
Dr. Mark Van Stone, Keynote Speaker for TAC Festival 2012, explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed by writing a modern name in ancient phonetic Maya characters. Dr. Van Stone is an expert decipherer and calligrapher; author of "2012 – Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya" and co-author of "Reading the Maya Glyphs" with archaeologist Michael Coe. Once thought to be indecipherable, this writing system now is nearly completely intelligible, as Dr. Van Stone demonstrates.
Produced in 2011 by Dr. Mark Van Stone
Copyright 2011 by Dr. Mark Van Stone
Mayan Hieroglyphic Script and Languages (Omniglot)
Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies)
Maya Script (Wikipedia)