Book and CD-ROM. This complete set of reports from the Carnegie Institution's Maya program collects in one thematically and regionally organised volume hundreds of documents from a foundational New World archaeological project. The Carnegie Institution of Washington sponsored archaeological, ethnographic, linguistic, and historical investigations in the Maya region of southern Mexico and northern Central America between 1914 and 1957. Dispersed and out-of-print for fifty years, more than 350 reports from the Maya program are now available in this single volume and accompanying fully searchable CD-ROM. Reports from the institution's annual Year Books and other materials collected here tell the history of Maya research through firsthand accounts by participating scholars and reveal the progression of Mesoamerican archaeology from a vocational interest to scholarly pursuit. Thematic and regional organisation of the reports permits readers to monitor development of research concepts. Appendixes list all Carnegie Maya publications.
John M. Weeks is the museum librarian and a consulting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Jane A. Hill is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.