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July 02, 2003

ReAnalysis of the life of King Hawk Skull

Despite teaching an archaeology course on Mayan civilization the Flea confesses abject confusion at the Byzantine ins-and-outs of Mayan politics in the classic period. One source of ongoing enjoyment are Mayan names: Moon Zero Bird is a personal favourite.

Hawk Skull is representative of the phenomenon and a finer name for a first born son (or daughter) of a Flea it is harder to imagine. That said, a stella from Hawk Skull's seventh-century kingdom suggests Mayan politics were yet more complicated than I had imagined.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 2, 2003 09:28 AM