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The Anthon Transcript and the Maya Glyphs
TitleThe Anthon Transcript and the Maya Glyphs
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1952
AuthorsCrowley, Ariel L.
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume55
Issue Number9
Pagination644-645
Date PublishedSeptember 1952
KeywordsAncient America - Mesoamerica; Anthon Transcript; Language - Mayan; Native Americans - Maya
Abstract

A. Hiatt Verrill’s work, Old Civilizations of the New World, reproduces an “inscription found at Sahhuayacu, Peru” that closely approximates “the script of the Anthon Transcript.” Argues that the Mayan people did not progress from pictographs to a linear script, but possessed a linear, semicursive script from its early history.