University of Calgary

ARKY 411 - Mesoamerican Writing Systems - Winter 2018

Overview of Mesoamerican writing systems, including Maya hieroglyphics. Topics include the origin and development of writing in Mesoamerica, as well as the evolution of the calendar and other notational systems. Introduction to methods of decipherment and current interpretations of the texts.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Archaeology 341 and 343 or consent of the Department. Also known as: (formerly Archaeology 511)


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