To the foreigner, the words ‘Maya’ and ‘Mayan’ conjure up images of archeological ruins and a lost society and culture. Currently, the word ‘Chiapas’ brings to mind rebellion, Sub Commandante Marcos and a sense of confusion.
What many do not understand is the relationship between the historical Maya and today’s living expression of that culture in the form of many Indigenous groups. What is also not clearly understood is that the so called Chiapas crisis is not a recent conflict, but in fact a modern expression of issues and conflicts that reach back over 400 years.
The Maya Insight Series by Luis Dumois
Luis Dumois is a student of the Maya, their history, culture and artifacts, and in a series of Articles and Photo Essays, will be exploring these themes.
- Map of the Maya Era
- The Maya Civilization Time-line
- The Cities of the Maya
- Maya Numerals & Calendar
- Historical Conflict Part 1
- Historical Conflict Part 2
- References & URLs
- A day at Labná
- The Ancient Maya – A Commercial Empire.
- An Exploration of Trade & Commerce During the Mayan Period
- Chaya – The Mayan Miracle Plant
- Cenote Daydreams
The Spanish and the Maya – First Contacts
- Primary Sources of Maya History Part One – Books and chronicles
- Primary Sources of Maya History Part Two – Other documents
- Primary Sources of Maya History Part Three – Maya Hieroglyphs, Maya Calendrics, and Pseudo-science
- Primary Sources of Maya History Part Four – The Maya Calendar and the Correlation Problem
- Primary Sources of Maya History Part Five – Dynastic History and Wars of Conquest
- The Quetzalcoatl “Trinity”
- Jeronimo de Aguilar
- Hernan Cortes
- The Books of Chilam Balam Part One – Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
- The Books of Chilam Balam Part Two – The Americanization of Christianity
Galleries – a visual exploration of Mayan sites
- Mayan cities of Tikal and Tulum
- Mayan city of Palenque
- Mayan cities of Uxmal and Kabah
- Mayan cities of Sayil and Labná