foreword by Marilyn Masson
"Wonderful volume . . . . John M. Weeks is to be applauded for taking on the task of editing this series. . . . These reports are once again truly current, and will spark interest in Mayapán, a site that is a true time-capsule of the Postclassic Maya because it was abandoned about a century before the Spanish conquest."
—Susan Milbrath, Antiquity
"Thanks to Weeks, Masson, and the University Press of Colorado, Maya scholars now have an invaluable integrated resource. A vital resource for Maya specialists and Mesoamerican reserach libraries."
—C.C. Kolb, CHOICE
Praise for The Carnegie Maya Series
"An indispensable work for Maya specialists. Summing up: Essential."
—C.C. Kolb, CHOICE Magazine
"When I was first asked if this book was worth publishing, I said yes: this impressive volume, providing easy access to a lot of hard-to-ferret-out evidence of lasting importance to Maya archaeology, confirms my opinion."
—Norman Hammond, Antiquity
"Helpfully introduced by its editors, The Carnegie Maya is a delightfully rewarding source of reference on the project. The whole book buzzes and tingles. John Weeks and Jane Hill have produced a monument to the project with a long life to come."
—Nicholas James, Cambridge Archaeological Journal
In 2006, the University Press of Colorado published The Carnegie Maya: The Carnegie Institution of Washington Maya Research Program, 1913-1957. This volume made available once again to scholars the extensive data published in the CIW Year Book series. The Carnegie Maya II: Carnegie Institution of Washington Current Reports, 1952-1957 continues this project by republishing the CIW Current Reports series.
The final CIW field project took place in July of 1950, in the Maya region of Mayapán, where extensive and detailed investigations were conducted for five years. To ensure the rapid dissemination of the results of the Mayapán Project, two series of papers described the work being undertaken and reported the preliminary findings. These were volumes 50 through 57 of the Year Books and numbers 1 through 41 of the Current Reports. A total of forty one Current Reports were published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington from 1952 to 1957. All of these are reproduced in The Carnegie Maya II, accompanied by an introduction by John Weeks, a forward by Marilyn Masson, and a summary table of data compiled by Marilyn Masson regarding artifacts unearthed at Mayapán.
Purchase of the print book comes with free individual access to the Adobe Digital Editions Carnegie Maya Series Ebook, which contains the complete set of The Carnegie Maya, The Carnegie Maya II, The Carnegie Maya III, and The Carnegie Maya IV, thus making hundreds of documents from the Carnegie Institution's Maya program available in one source.