1952-62 Tikal Pyramids

Category: Expedition & Excavation Footage

Length: 19:52

Film ID F16-0475
Film Description Edited footage
with introduction title:
"Pyramid and jungle views from Pyramid #4, #1 and #2 center, and #3 to right"
(supposedly created from various other reels)


From early cataloging notes:

“Pyramid and Jungle Views from Pyramid #4 Pyramid #1 and 2 center, #3 to right”
[5:01-12:15] same as 1958 Tikal [4:46-12:00]
Newton Le Vine on Stairway—Pyramid #1—note chain-cable0
Pyramid #1, #33 and #32 vista, with workmen,,
Worker details.
Cleaning Pyramid #1—telescopic view near stairway.'
Cleaning Pyramid #1— at N.W. corner.
Bill Coe working at Pyramid #33.
Broad stairway, Great Plaza up to North Temple area.
Richard Adams at Plaza Stairway to Terrace.
Worker details at stelae in Plaza.
Worker details at Plaza Stairway.
Worker at Pyramid 34--Note Chinese-like face.
Ed Shook and Tono Ortiz, Pyrmid #3 and Stela #26, the so-called Red Stela.
Worker detail—shoveling over his head.
Clearing and burning back of Pyramid 34
Tono Ortiz and 2 children (Rufino & Jose Antonio Ortiz)at Stelae #1
& 2, Pyramid 36.
Detail of Stela #1, Pyramid 36.
(Rick?) Wurmer at his find of the 3 Stelae & Altars in Jungle.
Wurmer & FBS at 2 more, (find of Jane Adams).
George Guillemin & workers at Stelae of Group "E"—note. tripod and heavy
block-and-fall rigging, also method of clamping with steel and wood clamp
[12:16-13:07] same as [14:56-15:44] from 1958 Tikal
Two Sculptured Stelae, #9 and #10, in daylight.
Stela #9 in artificial light at night.
Examining (photographing?) stelae in the dark with lights.
[15:32-end] same as [15:44-end] from 1958 Tikal
Pyramid #1, East end of 350 ft. Plaza.
Pyramid #1, 1, with panning to 32 and 33 to left,
Pyramid 34—North of Plaza,
Pyramid 35—North of Plaza,
Pyramid #2 (West end of Plaza).
Pyramid #2 with Wurman and Newton,
Pyramid 2 showing trees still to top of roof-comb,
# 2, Tree detail,,
2 Temple and earplug mask on roof-comb.
Detail of roof Comb, Temple #2
Detail of roof Comb, Temple #2
Detail of roof Comb, Temple #2
Eccentric Flints—in group under Tripod.'
Eccentric Flints individual pieces (& 2 of volcanic glass),
Eccentric Flints in group.
Video Category Expedition & Excavation Footage
Film Creator Tikal Project
Topics Tikal, Guatemala, Antiquities, Maya antiquities, Coe, William R. II, Shook, Edwin M, Archaeological fieldwork, Fieldwork, University Museum expeditions