Mark Van Stone, Epigrapher

Mark 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 has a nifty glyph video demo on his website. He came to calligraphy late in life after finding his computer engineering degree led to rather boring jobs. He studiedContinue 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”