Mayan Glyphs—A New World Logosyllabary
Lecture no. 18 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Investigate whether the features of Old World scripts such as Chinese and Japanese, Egyptian hieroglyphs, cuneiform, and Linear B apply to the unrelated scripts of the New World. Focus specifically on Yuri Knorosov’s decipherment of Mayan hieroglyphic writing and how living in Cold War Russia both helped and hindered his work.