The goal of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions is to document in photographs and detailed line drawings all known Maya inscriptions and their associated figurative art. When complete, the Corpus will have published the inscriptions from over 200 sites and 2,000 monuments. The series has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the ongoing process of deciphering Maya writing, making available hundreds of texts to epigraphers working around the world.
Ian Graham is the author of Archaeological Explorations in El Peten, Guatemala. He has spent more than forty years exploring the Maya area. Graham is Director Emeritus of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, a program that he inaugurated in 1975 at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.