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Letter from Austin: A Magnificent Mayanist Volume 51 Number 2, March/April 1998
by Angela M.H. Schuster

Scholars Honor Linda Schele

[image] 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:

Angela M.H. Schuster is an associate editor of ARCHAEOLOGY.

© 1998 by the Archaeological Institute of America