Mark Van Stone, Epigrapher

In 2011, I traveled by bus through the Yucatan and Belize with a number of American scholars. One of them understood the language of the Maya. ┬áMark Van Stone is an author, calligrapher, designer and illustrator. He is also a world-class Maya epigrapher, meaning he can read and write Maya glyphs. He came to calligraphyContinue reading “Mark Van Stone, Epigrapher”

America’s Funniest Archaeologist

Dr. Bill Saturno is in the news again for unearthing an ancient art studio in Guatemala. The post below is from July 2011, when I met him in Belize: Dr. Bill Saturno has got to be America’s funniest archaeologist. His discoveries of Maya murals made page one of the New York Times. That’s him picturedContinue reading “America’s Funniest Archaeologist”