Ancient Meso-American Writing and Decipherment

Escritura y descifrado mesoamericano antiguo

Object Details

Subject LanguageEpi-Olmec
Mixe-Zoque
Mayan
Zapotecan
Multiple
Language PID(s)ailla:119866
ailla:119686
ailla:119689
ailla:119702
ailla:119562
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleAncient Meso-American Writing and Decipherment
Language CommunityMexico
Country(ies)United States
Place CreatedUnited States
Date Created1991-09-00
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionGuide to the files:

MUL033R025I001: This is a compilation of two documents. The first is a class assignment on Epi-Olmec that includes a Guide to Epi-Olmec decipherment and notes on how to read Epi-Olmec; the pages are numbered 1-8; the filename in the top left corner of the first page reads “i gMAWRIT2”; there is no date on this document. The second document is Chapter 4: Outline of Proto-Mije-Sokean Morphology, Syntax and Lexicon from the larger text Epi-Olmec Decipherment; the pages are numbered 1-10; the filename in the top left corner of the first page is EPIOLM4; the document included the following dates: Sept-Oct 1991 (based on Kaufman 1963), Aug 1992.

MUL033R025I002: This is a 2 page document dated 23 Sep 1994; filename is VB-AS-N; the first line reads “When spellings of verbs are read as the corresponding verbal nouns.”

MUL033R025I003: This is a fragment of a larger document, specifically pages 80-91 of “Running translation of La Mojarra Stela 1”. No date is found on this fragment.

MUL033R025I004: This is a 5 page document dated 16 Feb 2000 and titled “Translations of the Readable Epi-Olmec Texts”; a footer on the document reads Kaufman: Epi-Olmec Text Translations (Copyright T Kaufman 2000).

MUL033R025I005: This document is the continuation of the file MUL033R025I004, specifically pages 6 and 7; it includes 3 separate sections with the following headers: (1) The birds of TUX, (2) The O’Boyle Mask Text, and (3) The Chiapa de Corzo Sherd. The footer on the document reads Kaufman: Epi-Olmec Text Translations (Copyright T Kaufman 2000).

MUL033R025I006: A class syllabus for “Ancient Meso-American Writing and Decipherment”, a class that Kaufman taught at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 1994. The class was cross-listed in the departments of Anthropology and Linguistics. The filename in the upper left corner of the first page says MAWRIT94.UNI. The document is 3 pages long, but the pages are numbered 1, 2, and 5; pages 3 and 4 are missing.

MUL033R025I007: This is a fragment of a larger document, specifically pages 43-49; the footer on each page says “Kaufman & Justeson: Epi-Olmec Texts with Background Data.” No date is found on this fragment.
GenresEducational material
Article
Source NoteF01539, i gMAWRIT2, EPIOLM4, MAWRIT94.UNI
References
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleKaufman, Terrence (Researcher, Author)
Justeson, John (Researcher, Author)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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