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Secrets in Stone

All About Maya Hieroglyphs
Coulter, Laurie (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Secrets in Stone


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Taking readers into the world of the ancient Mayan code, the author explains how these hieroglyphs, once thought indecipherable, were deciphered about 40 years ago, and what the hieroglyphs mean. Includes a raised "Glyphmaster" so readers can make glyph rubbings just like real archaeologists, and develop their own secret codes and messages. Illustrations.
Authors: Coulter, Laurie
Title: Secrets in stone
all about Maya hieroglyphs
Publisher: Boston, Mass. :, Little, Brown,, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 48 p. :,col. ill., col. map ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Laurie Coulter ; illustrations by Sarah Jane English ; historical consultaation by Elizabeth Graham and Simon Martin
Notes: "A Madison Press book"
Additional Contributors: English, Sarah Jane - 1956-
ISBN: 0316158836
Branch Call Number: j 497.415 C855s 2001
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Report This Jul 01, 2013
  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent summary. If you've read Michael Coe's "Breaking the Maya Code," this follows that canonical hsitory of the field very closely, but written and illustrated for kids. It's not shy about bloodletting and war, so it might not be good for little ones. Plus it's pretty complicated. But to me it feels like it's written to a fairly young audience in other ways, so the age range for this one is fairly narrow.

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  • MATT MORGAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MATT MORGAN thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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