University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Greg Borgstede

Exploring the Western Highlands of Guatemala

New Perspectives on the Ancient Maya

By: Greg Borgstede

The Drive from the capital city of Guatemala westward into the modern Maya heartland follows the Pan-merican highway, twisting and turning up and down a deep, volcanic landscape dotted with small cornfields clinging to the sides of mountains. Cinder-block houses are sprinkled around community churches, and coffee plantations spread over miles of rich and broken […]


The Maya, Pashtun, and Egypt

Book News & Reviews

By: Greg Borgstede and Beebe Bahrami and Vanessa Smith

The Maya (seventh edition) The Maya (seventh edition) by Michael D. Coe (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2005). 272 pp., 186 illus, 20 in color, paper $22.50  ISBN 0-500-28505-5 Reviewed by Greg Borgstede, a Research Associate in the American Section of the Museum. This is a lavishly illustrated and updated version of the gold standard of introductory […]


Ec(k)s Mark the Spot?

Book News & Reviews

By: Greg Borgstede and Benjamin Porter and James R. Mathieu

The Olmecs: America’s First Civilization by Richard A. Diehl (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2005) 208 pp., 152 illus, 20 in color, paper $22.50 ISBN 0-500-28503-9 Reviewed by Greg Borgstede, a Research Associate in the Museum’s American Section. The Olmecs of the humid lowland Mexican Gulf Coast were one of the earliest civilizations in Mesoamerica. […]