LIKE OTHER CULTURES around the world and across time, the Maya documented aspects of their societies, including dynastic lineage. The Maya recorded history and lineage of their rulers on architectural elements, ceramic vessels, stone implements, and even wooden boxes. This presentation allows visitors to explore the nature of “recorded history” among the Maya and select examples from other areas of the world.
Overview: Recording History with Robert Sharer
Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania