Unmasking the Maya


Carol Karasik
Web Design and Major Photography
David Pentecost
Walter “Chip” Morris, Jr.
Research And Technical Consulting
JoAllyn Archambault, Mary Jo Arnoldi, Marcia Bakry, Lisa Byrnes, Dennis Hasch, Miriam W. Laughlin, Robert Leopold, 
Flor Oleta Maldonado, J. Daniel Rogers, Janet Schwartz, Douglas Ubelaker, Jane Walsh, and Nancy Wood

Producer and Literary Coordinator of Sna Jtz’ibajom
Dr. Robert M. Laughlin
Curator of Mesoamerican Ethnology, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution


Special thanks to Francisco Alvarez Q and Bertiher Trinidad de la Cruz of Sna Jtz' ibajom and Lucas Benítez, Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers


We are grateful to National Geographic Society for permission to use photographs by Victor R. Boswell, Jr./NGS; David Alan Harvey; and Otis Imboden which appeared in
The Mysterious Maya by George Stuart, National Geographic Society.

Photographs by Victor R. Boswell, Jr./NGS; Hillel Burger, Peabody Museum, Harvard;
Kenneth Garrett; David Alan Harvey; Otis Imboden; James Nachtwell/Magnum;
Gianni Vecchiato; and National Geographic Society Photographic Services appeared in
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya by George Stuart, National Geographic Society.
Photographs by Jeffrey Jay Foxx first appeared in Living Maya by Walter F. Morris, Jr. and
The Turquoise Trail by Carol Karasik, both published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Additional photographs by Frank Cancian, MacDuff Everton, Helga Gilbert, Justin Kerr, Robert M. Laughlin, Frederick Starr, and John Swope.
Bonampak painting: Bonampak Documentation Project, reconstruction by Heather Hurst

Sna Jtz’ibajom survives through the generous support of The Smithsonian Institution, Cultural Survival, Inc., Ford Foundation, Daniele Agostino Foundation, Maya Educational Foundation, grants from the Mexican government, and gifts from private donors.


Funding by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.


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