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Glyphic Evidence for a Dynastic Sequence at Quirigua, Guatemala
David H. Kelley
Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jan., 1962), pp. 323-335
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/277799
Page Count: 13
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This paper attempts to establish the rules governing the recognition of names in the Maya script, particularly with regard to their glyphic context. These rules are applied to the Quirigua inscriptions; glyph clauses pertaining to three rulers are established with some probability and two others are suggested more doubtfully. The founder of the Quirigua dynasty was apparently related to an identified ruler at Copan, and it is shown that at least one and probably two later rulers at Copan share some names and titles with the Quirigua rulers. It is suggested that the family name of the rulers of Copan and Quirigua was caan, sky.
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