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From the Museum Library
By J.M. Weeks, F. Sachse, and C. Prager
In Maya Daykeeping, three divinatory calendars from highland Guatemala—examples of a Mayan literary tradition that includes the Popul Vuh, Annals of the Cakchiquels, and the Titles of the Lords of Totonicapan—dating to 1685, 1722, and 1855, are transcribed in K'iche or Kaqchikel side-by-side with English translations.
Providing considerable information on the divinatory use of calendars in colonial highland Maya society previously unavailable without a visit to the University of Pennsylvania's Museum Library, Maya Daykeeping is an invaluable primary resource for Maya scholars.
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Physical and Biological Anthropology