Marc Zender epigrapher & archaeologist J&P Voelkel videos - Reading between the lines


Reading Between the Lines

archaeologist & epigrapher Marc Zender

Marc Zender received his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary in 2004 and presently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Mesoamerican Languages and Epigraphy at Tulane University. Marc is also the Associate Editor of The PARI Journal and co-maintainer of Mesoweb (with Joel Skidmore), a major internet

resource for the study of Mesoamerican cultures. A specialist in Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, Marc's research interests also include anthropological/historical linguistics, comparative writing systems and iconography.

Marc has been project epigrapher for the Proyecto Arqueológico de Comalcalco, directed by Ricardo Armijo Torres, since 1998, but he has also undertaken linguistic, epigraphic and archaeological fieldwork in much of the Maya area, most recently at Cahal Pech, Belize. Marc has published extensively on Maya epigraphy, and some of his most recent publications include: Baj ‘Hammer’ and Related Affective Verbs in Classic Mayan (PARI Journal 11(2): 1-16), American Gladiators: Ritual Boxing in Ancient Mesoamerica (with Karl Taube), and Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Classic Maya Painting and Sculpture (with Andrea Stone).


The Bonampak Murals

Marc Zender shows what 

the Bonampak murals reveal

about classic Maya music.

Books by Marc Zender