PRE-COLUMBIAN SOCIETY MEETING: Lecture Open to All!
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:30 PM, Room 345
Finishing the Tikal Publications and the Digitalization of the Record
Christopher Jones, PhD, Retired Research Specialist, PennMuseum
Dr. Chris Jones will discuss the importance of completing the publication and digitalization of the work done by the University of Pennsylvania at the site of Tikal, Guatemala, with examples and illustrations.
Dr. Christopher Jones is a former Senior Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He studied Maya archaeology and epigraphy under Linton Satterthwaite and William Coe at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD. He excavated for four years at Tikal and two years at Quirigua, both in Guatemala. His work focuses on the connections between the historical statements of the inscriptions and the processes of change that can be observed in archaeological investigation. He is the author of Inauguration Dates of Three Late Classic Rulers of Tikal Guatemala, in American Antiquity 42, 1977, The Monuments and Inscriptions of Tikal, with Linton Satterthwaite, 1982, Deciphering Maya Hieroglyphs, 1984, and Excavations in the East Plaza of Tikal, Guatemala, 1996. Dr. Jones has been working on the reports on the Quirigua Acropolis excavations, and is also involved with the completion of the Tikal Project Report.