Links and Resources

Although a considerable amount of information is available relating to Maya art and calendrics and the evolving realm of hieroglyphic decipherment, for many people it has been a challenge to identify which correlation to use for date decipherment. Please see our Maya Calendrics page for some basic guidelines in this regard.

The Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) provides a vast amount of information pertaining to the Maya, including Justin Kerr’s wonderful Maya Vase Database of rollout images.

See Saq’ Be’ (The Organization for Maya and Indigenous Spiritual Studies) for information on the Guatemalan Mayan Cholq’ij Calendar.

Some fascinating Maya Research Meetings (lectures, workshops, and research seminars for beginners and advanced scholars) are held each year at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans.


Marguerite Paquin (2009). Manual for the Soul: A Guide to the Energies of Life. White Pup Press.

Carlos Barrios (2009) The Book of Destiny. HarperCollins Publishers.

Michael D. Coe (1992). Breaking the Maya Code. New York: Thames and Hudson.

Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone (2001). Reading the Maya Glyphs. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Nikolai Grube (2001). MAYA: Divine Kings of the Rain Forest. Konemann.

John S. Henderson (1997). The World of the Ancient Maya (2nd ed.). Cornell University Press.

John Major Jenkins (1998). Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date. Santa Fe: Bear & Company.

Miguel León-Portilla (1988). Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya. University of Oklahoma Press.

Vincent H. Malmström (1997). Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon: The Calendar in Mesoamerican Civilization. Austin: University of Texas Press.

John Montgomery (2002). How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc.

Linda Schele & David Freidel (1990). A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York: Quill, William Morrow & Company, Inc.

Robert J. Sharer (1994). The Ancient Maya. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Barbara Tedlock (1992). Time and the Highland Maya. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Dennis Tedlock (1996). Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.



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