You are here

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
Issue Number9
Date PublishedSeptember 1952
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Anthon Transcript; Characters; Language - Mayan; Native Americans – Maya; Writing System

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