Best Maya Websites

Best free Maya Lesson Plans, The Maya links

FOR KIDS

Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya - for kids: excellent pdf brochure on the Maya

www.nga.gov/kids/mayakids.pdf

Maya Kids: broad easily digestible Maya site for kids http://mayankids.com/


GENERAL MAYA RESOURCE SITES

Famsi: the definitive Maya resource - includes glyph dictionaries, a guide to writing glyphs, the fabulous Linda Schele drawings, and down-loadable versions of the Maya codices. www.famsi.org

Mesoweb: articles, photographs and information on the Maya. www.mesoweb.com/

Lesson Plan Links: links to the best free Maya lesson plans on the web. http://jaguarstones.com/teachers/lessonplanlinks.html

Maya Web: photographs and articles on the ancient and contemporary http://www.mayaweb.nl/enghome.htm

Living Maya Time: nicely done site on the Maya view of the sun, corn and time - by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian http://maya.nmai.si.edu/

Calendar in the Sky: connects Maya knowledge with NASA astronomy.

http://calendarinthesky.org/

Collapse, why do civilizations fall? a look at the collapse of the Maya civilization.

http://www.learner.org/interactives/collapse/mayans_sub.html

NASA Earth Observatory: the Maya and the environment

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Maya/

Maya Rise & fall: National Geographic article and interactive site

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/08/maya-rise-fall/gugliotta-text


VIDEOS

NOVA: Cracking the Maya Code: (52:40) excellent film about deciphering the Maya glyphs. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/cracking-maya-code.html

NOVA : Lost King of the Maya:  (54:17) the story of Yax Kuk Mo first king of Copan

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeVI-tzku6k

Lost King of the Maya: Companion website: Includes a teacher’s guide and classroom activities. www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/maya/


MAYA CALENDAR

The Maya Calendar: comprehensive look at the Maya calendar includes conversion tools http://www.pauahtun.org/Calendar/Default.htm

Maya 3D calendar: fabulous Maya calendar app for the iPad or iPhone

www.maya3d.mobi/


MAYA LANGUAGE & GLYPHS

Cracking the Maya Code: clips of PBS NOVA’s excellent film about deciphering the Maya glyphs. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/cracking-maya-code.html

Omniglot: overview of Maya glyph writing with Maya syllabary and links to a range of Maya sites. www.omniglot.com/writing/mayan.htm

Writing in Maya Glyphs - Part 1:  (45 page pdf, 2.96 MB)

http://www.famsi.org/research/pitts/MayaGlyphsBook1Sect1.pdf

Writing in Maya Glyphs - Part 2:  (40 page pdf; 1.2 MB)

http://www.famsi.org/research/pitts/MayaGlyphsBook1Sect2.pdf

Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphs: A comprehensive handbook (164 page pdf, 20.4 MB)

www.mesoweb.com/resources/handbook/WH2010.pdf

The Maya Hieroglyphic Codices: A site for the advanced student with a searchable database of the four codices with translation and analysis. www.mayacodices.org/


THE POPUL VUH - THE MAYA CREATION MYTH

The Illustrated Popul Vuh: a photographic essay by Justin Kerr (64 page pdf, 6.9 MB)

www.mayavase.com/PopolVuh.pdf


The Popul Vuh: (287 page pdf, 1 MB) The Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya People. Translation and Commentary by Allen J. Christenson

www.mesoweb.com/publications/Christenson/PopolVuh.pdf


MAYA ART

Maya Vase Database: high resolution zoomable photographs of Maya painted pottery

www.mayavase.com/zoom.html

Frederick Catherwood’s house: online portfolio of Catherwood’s superb illustrations

www.casa-catherwood.com/catherwoodinenglish.html

Images of the Maya: traditional woven textiles from the highlands of Chiapas.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/maya/default.htm

Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya: from the exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2004/maya/lifeatcourt.htm


MAYA MATH

Maya Math: An Introduction to Maya math

www.jaguarstones.com/maya/mayamath.html

Maya Math demonstration: Our simple video demonstration of Maya math.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZjPVT2M20

Ancient number systems: Maya, Egyptian, Inca, Babylonian & Greek

www.math.wichita.edu/history/topics/num-sys.html


MAYA BALLGAME

Ulama:

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history/ulama-mesoamerican-ball-game-deadly-sport-ancient-americas-003156

Ulama video: (video of the Mesoamerican Ballgame still being played in Sinaloa, Mexico.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rReFhUtZzYc  


MAYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Maya Ruins: photographs from a wide range of Maya sites - with site maps.

http://mayaruins.com

Ancient Maya Cities in the Yucatan

www.traditionsofthesun.org/ViewerYucatan/

Palenque:

www.jaguar-sun.com/palenque.html

Chichén Itza:

www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/chichen/index.html

www.chichenitza.com

www.americanegypt.com/index.htm

Copán:

www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/554 http://www.ragesw.com


Caracol:

www.caracol.org


Tikal:

www.tikalpark.com


2012

2012 - Frequently Asked Questions: Professor Mark Van Stone of Southwestern University provides insightful answers. www.famsi.org/research/vanstone/2012/faq.html

A Brief History of the Apocalypse: 2012 is just another point in a line of doomsday hysteria.

www.abhota.info/index.htm

What Will Not Happen in 2012: food for thought from David Stuart, Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

http://decipherment.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/what-will-not-happen-in-2012/


OTHER INTERESTING LINKS

Plague Rats: web site of Max Murphy’s favorite band - The Plague Rats. www.plaguerats.com

Bookplate Ink: Great online source for printing custom bookplates. http://www.bookplateink.com/

Symbiosis: Videos of a range of plants, animals & insects displaying symbiotic behavior

www.vtaide.com/png/symbiosis.htm

Survival IQ: wilderness survival tips: www.survivaliq.com