Thursday, February 24, 2011

New blog on excavations at Maya city of Ceibal (Seibal)

Takeshi Inomata and Diana Triadan have returned to the Maya city of Ceibal/Seibal, first excavated by Harvard in the 1960s. They are excavating right now, and they have an excellent blog at the New York Times in the series "Scientist at Work: Notes from the Field."

Start with their first entry, from Feb 17, 2011; from that site you can follow the subsequent posts. Or go to the general site, Scientists at Work, for the current post.

There are several posts now. This is an outstanding chronicle of an excavation; check it out.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ancient neighborhoods

The organization of Calixtlahuaca into neighborhoods is one of the themes of our project. Julie Novic is focusing on this issue in her dissertation project, and maybe she will write a post on her research soon.

For comparative discussion of urban neighborhoods, see my new blog, Wide Urban World.