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European 1708 Battle Site; Language Discovery in Peru; Writing Maya Glyphs

(1) In 1708, over 180,000 soldiers battled at Oudenaarde, Belgium, during the War of Spanish Succession.  Now archaeologists and lay volunteers use new technology to explore the battlefield.  (2) In the early 17th Century, a Spaniard in Peru jotted down some notes on the back of a letter.  Four hundred years later, archaeologists dug it up and found traces of a lost language.  (3) Dr. Mark Van Stone, Keynote Speaker for TAC Festival 2012, explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed by writing a modern name in ancient phonetic Mayan characters.




Produced in 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2011 by Archaeological Legacy Institute



Web links:


Territorial sea - Casus belli (Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Ename Center Homepage (Ename Center)

Ename Center: Heritage Imagination (Enmae Center)

Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies)

Mayan Hieroglyphic Script and Languages (Omniglot)

New Discovery: Traces of a Lost Language (Peabody Museum)

Traces of a Lost Language and Number System Discovered on the North Coast of Peru (Abstract, American Anthropologist, Vol. 112, Issue 3, pp. 357-369, September 2010; Wiley Online Library)

War of the Spanish Succession (Wikipedia)