Antonio/Hector/Lolmay 2009-2010

THE WORK DONE IN GUATEMALA
EPIGRAPHY FOR THE MAYA PEOPLE

Antonio Cuxil

“A people with no history is like a tree with no roots”, says the famous saying (Marcus Garvey). And this is precisely what epigraphy, archaeology and other associated, auxiliary or inter-related sciences mean for the Maya people. I am not necessarily speaking on behalf of the Maya population at large, but I do believe that I do so for many of them. Epigraphy, together with archaeology, ethnology and anthropology are the sciences that have brought us, the Maya peoples, closer to our ancient History, since they are the disciplines that, together with linguistics, are more closely related to our people and they provide a very important link for the communication and transmission of History, which is a fundamental pillar for knowing any society’s past. Continue reading