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The Graffiti of Tikal

The Graffiti of Tikal: Tikal Report 31

Helen Trik
Michael E. Kampen
William R. Coe Volume Editor
William R. Coe
William A. Haviland
Copyright Date: 1983
Pages: 128
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    The Graffiti of Tikal
    Book Description:

    The graffiti incised on walls and other surfaces at the site of Tikal, Guatemala, afford an important and fascinating glimpse into a little-explored area of Classic Maya life. This wealth of figural and symbolic material was produced by the inhabitants of Tikal over a span of about 1500 years.

    eISBN: 978-1-934536-36-0
    Subjects: Archaeology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Editor’s Introductory Comments
    (pp. 1-6)

    The graffiti of Tikal, most commonly found incised on plaster walls within structures, have had a troubled path toward their publication in this series of reports. Minimal graphic presentation could have been achieved a decade ago were it not for my decision to postpone such until the day when more substantive reports existed in print. Although manifestly a subject of fascination for many, the publication of the graffiti alone, perhaps for considerable years, might have appeared ludicrous to others anxious to have more fundamental results concerning site composition. In any event, there had always been a reluctance to assemble in...

  3. Appendix: Contextual Positions of Material Forming Figures 1 to 100
    (pp. 7-12)
    (pp. 13-121)