Letter from Austin: A Magnificent Mayanist
Volume 51 Number 2, March/April 1998
by Angela M.H. Schuster
Scholars Honor Linda Schele
||Schele examines a stone at the Classic Maya site of Copán in western Honduras. (© Justin Kerr) [LARGER IMAGE]
More than 50 students and colleagues
gathered for a three-day tribute to University of Texas epigrapher Linda
Schele, whose work has broadened our understanding of the ancient Maya.
Last summer, the 56-year-old Mayanist, whose coauthored books include Blood
of Kings, Forest of Kings, Maya Cosmos,and the forthcoming Code
of Kings,was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and given little more
than a year to live. Friends and colleagues are raising funds for a chair
in Schele's name at the University of Texas; for information, e-mail Peter
Keeler at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela M.H. Schuster is
an associate editor of ARCHAEOLOGY.
© 1998 by the Archaeological Institute of America