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Tatiana Proskouriakoff : interpreting the ancient Maya

Author: Char Solomon
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A pioneering figure in Mesoamerican archaeology, Tatiana Proskouriakoff successfully challenged established beliefs about Maya civilization and helped provide scholars with a revolutionary approach to the decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs. At a time when men of wealth dominated the field of Mesoamerican exploration and women archaeologists were rare, Proskouriakoff excelled. In the first full-length  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tatiana Proskouriakoff; Tatiana Proskouriakoff
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Char Solomon
ISBN: 0806134453 9780806134451
OCLC Number: 48965183
Description: xv, 218 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Russian years --
New beginning (1916-1925) --
Architecture at Penn State and beyond (1926-1935) --
Into the jungle : the University of Pennsylvania expeditions (1936-1938) --
Copan and the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1939) --
War years (1940-1944) --
Reconnaissance trips through Central America (1944-1947) --
Mayapan and the demise of the Carnegie Division of Historical Research (1947-1958) --
Resolution and changing priorities (1954-1958) --
Research, hieroglyphs, and further adventure (1958-1965) --
Seminars, jades, and accolades (1965-1985) --
Ceremony of the ashes (1998).
Responsibility: by Char Solomon.
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"A pioneering figure in Mesoamerican archaeology, Tatiana Proskouriakoff successfully challenged established beliefs about Maya civilization and helped provide scholars with a revolutionary approach to the decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphs. At a time when men of wealth dominated the field of Mesoamerican exploration and women archaeologists were rare, Proskouriakoff excelled. In the first full-length biography of Proskouriakoff, Char Solomon chronicles the life of this remarkable woman."--BOOK JACKET.

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