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the study of ancient inscriptions

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Only at the end of the main argument does Sims-Williams confront his relative chronology with the chronologies suggested by epigraphers and with the few inscriptions for which there are absolute dates.
It is hard to imagine any such agreement ever being enforced, for the one characteristic shared by looters and Maya epigraphers is ambition (better termed greed, though, in the case of the looters).
They are princely affairs (the substructure of the tomb of Maya is a true labyrinth), and, although the early excavators had taken most of what was valuable from the walls, they had at least had the decency to leave the lowest registers of the walls intact, so enabling epigraphers to reconstruct the original scenes, on paper if not in reality.
In today's specialized world fewer and fewer scholars are qualified in both skills and the polarization into epigraphers and archaeologists, who often seem unable to communicate with each other, is greatly to the detriment of the subject.
In spite of all the efforts of epigraphers, some half dozen ancient scripts still resist decipherment.
As long ago as 1966, at a meeting of linguists, archaeologists, and epigraphers in Mexico City, I recall hearing Michael lament the lack of a cohesive treatment of writing that could serve as an organizational model for analysis of the vast body of non-calendrical glyphs that then remained unread.
To undermine or belittle the work of epigraphers and field archaeologists who are in a race with accelerating destruction of archaeological sites and monuments is a set-back for conservation.
Many pharaonic procurement sites have been investigated only by epigraphers recording the inscriptions and graffiti carved into the quarry-walls.
Boechari (1927-1991) was the best known of Indonesia's epigraphers of the post-war generation.
Epigraphers, who study inscriptions, are analyzing the writings recovered from the site.
Of the many carved jades for which the site has become famous in Maya studies, the most outstanding are a massive jade plaque adorned with a ruler's image and a text in Mayan hieroglyphs, and the massive jade head known throughout Belize as the Sun God, Kin'ich Ahau, although epigraphers now claim it represents a deity called the Jester God, who is a patron of rulership.
Epigraphers, archaeologists, historians, and ethnographers contribute to a broad study of people in eastern Guatemala, western Honduran, and northwestern El Salvador, long considered Ladino or non-Maya, but now seeking recognition of their Ch'orti' Mayan heritage and living culture.
Priests "disappeared," in Coe's words, because epigraphers learned to read the Maya script and discovered that the figures on Classic era stelae and temple tablets had names, the names of kings, queens, warriors, elite nobility, even scribes.
It should be of interest to paleographers, epigraphers, art historians, graphic designers, and all others whose work involves visual language.
What roles did archaeologists, historians, DNA experts, epigraphers and robot-camera technicians play in this discovery?