Ancient Mesoamerica: A Librarian's Research Guide

Important Note: This site is no longer being maintained. You might wish to see instead LAS 2098: The Legacy of Mesoamerica.

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    • David C. Murray — Reference Librarian / History Subject Specialist, Temple University Libraries

                  of Copan's acropolis by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Acropolis of Copan - Reconstruction by

Tatiana Proskouriakoff




Source Types:


  • Print Sources, guide to (.pdf) — Print this 3-page handout for use in the library. The sources listed will be found in most academic and many large public libraries.

Statement of Purpose:


This site is designed to serve the needs of college students and their instructors, but I hope that it will prove useful to anyone looking for authoritative information about the ancient civilizations of Middle America. Please keep in mind that much of the available scholarly literature is accessible only to affiliates of higher education institutions.

Sources conforming to the following criteria will be considered for inclusion on this site:

  • Addresses the interests and needs of the academic community. The disciplines of art history, archaeology, epigraphy, and pre-columbian and early colonial history are eligible;
  • Vetted or authored by scholars, librarians, or other qualified educators;
  • Up-to-date with few broken links;
  • Free from commercial sponsorship, bias, and unnecessary graphics and advertisements; and
  • Provides unique content not easily found in other sources, or not done as well or thoroughly in other sources.





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Last Updated: October 27, 2006