Sven Gronemeyer

Vita

Studied Anthropology of the Americas, Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, and Egyptology at the University of Bonn beginning in 1998. Master of Arts awarded in 2004 with an epigraphic study of the inscriptions of Tortuguero, Mexico. Doctoral fellowship recipient at La Trobe University in Melbourne from 2011 to 2014. Doctorate completed in 2015 with a dissertation on the orthographic conventions of Maya writing and phonemic reconstruction of Classic Mayan. Staff member on the Proyecto Arqueológico Tamarindito from 2010 to 2012. Vice President of Wayeb (European Association of Mayanists) from 2014 to 2016. Honorary Associate of La Trobe University since 2015. Recipient of a 2015 Nancy Millis Medal.

Areas of Interest

Classic Maya culture. Epigraphic interests primarily in historiographic aspects and systems of political and territorial organization, as well as typological investigations of the writing system. Linguistic points of focus on comparative and quantitative methods in Classic Mayan historical linguistics, particularly in the areas of phonology and morphology.

Publications (selection)

Gronemeyer, Sven

  • 2016 The Linguistics of Toponymy in Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. In: Places of Power and Memory in Mesoamerica‘s Past and Present: How Sites, Toponyms and Landscapes Shape History and Remembrance [Estudios Indiana, 9], edited by Daniel Graña-Behrens: 85-122. Berlin: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut – Preußischer Kulturbesitz & Gebr. Mann Verlag.
  • 2016 Textos jeroglíficos de Tamarindito. In: Entre reyes y campesinos: investigaciones recientes en la antigua capital maya de Tamarindito [Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 45], edited by Markus Eberl and Claudia Vela González: 107-122. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • 2015 Class Struggle: Towards a Better Understanding of Maya Writing Using Comparative Graphematics. In: On Methods: How We Know what We Think We Know about the Maya [Acta Mesoamericana, 28], edited by Harri Kettunen and Christophe Helmke: 101-117. Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein.
  • 2014 E pluribus unum: Embracing Vernacular Influences in a Classic Mayan Scribal Tradition. In: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Pierre Robert Colas [Acta Mesoamericana, 27], edited by Christophe Helmke and Frauke Sachse: 147-162. Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein.
  • 2013 The Monuments and Inscriptions of Tamarindito, Petén, Guatemala (Acta Mesoamericana, 25). Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein.
  • 2012 Statements of Identity: Emblem Glyphs in the Nexus of Political Relations. In: Proceedings of the 14th European Maya Conference: Maya Political Relations and Strategies [Contributions in New World Archaeology, 4], edited by Jarosław Źrałka, Wiesław Koszkul and Beata Golińska: 13-40. Cracow: Polska Akademia Umiejętności and Uniwersytet Jagielloński.
  • 2011 Evoking the Dualism of Sign Classes: A Critique on the Existence of Morphosyllabic Signs in Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. Indiana 28: 315-337.
  • 2010 A Painted Ceramic Vessel from San Miguel Tayasal, El Petén, Guatemala. Mexicon XXXII(6): 145-147.
  • 2006 The Maya Site of Tortuguero, Tabasco, Mexico. Its History and Inscriptions (Acta Mesoamericana, 17). Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein.
  • 2006 Glyphs G and F: Identified as Aspects of the Maize God. Wayeb Notes 22.
  • 2004 A Preliminary Ruling Sequence of Cobá, Quintana Roo. Wayeb Notes 14.
  • 2003 Bloodletting and Vision Quest among the Ancient Maya: A Medical and Iconographic Re-evalution. Human Mosaic 34 (1-2): 5-14.
  • 2003 Beobachtungen zur possessiven Morphologie von Glyphe F. Wayeb Notes 1.

Gronemeyer, Sven & Markus Eberl

  • 2012 Recent Archaeological and Epigraphic Investigations in Tamarindito, Petén. In: Proceedings of the 1st Cracow Maya Conference: Archaeology and Epigraphy of the Eastern Central Maya Lowlands [Contributions in New World Archaeology, 3], edited by Christophe Helmke, Jarosław Źrałka and Monika Banach: 65-89. Cracow: Polska Akademia Umiejętności and Uniwersytet Jagielloński.

Gronemeyer, Sven & Barbara MacLeod

  • 2010 What Could Happen in 2012: A Re-Analysis of the 13-Bak’tun Prophecy on Tortuguero Monument 6. Wayeb Notes 34.

Benavides Castillo, Antonio & Sven Gronemeyer

  • 2005 A Ballgame Stone Ring Fragment from Edzna, Campeche. Mexicon XXVII(6): 107-108.

Eberl, Markus & Sven Gronemeyer

  • 2016 Organización política y social. In: Entre reyes y campesinos: investigaciones recientes en la antigua capital maya de Tamarindito [Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 45], edited by Markus Eberl and Claudia Vela González: 137-146. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Eberl, Markus, Claudia Vela González & Sven Gronemeyer

  • 2011 Investigaciones recientes del proyecto Tamarindito: la temporada 2010. In: XXIV Simposio de investigaciones arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2010, edited by Bárbara Arroyo, Lorena Paiz Aragón, Adriana Linares Palma and Ana Lucia Arroyave: 237-246. Guatemala City: Instituto de Antropología e Historia, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes und Asociación Tikal.

Vela González, Claudia, Sarah Levithol, Andrea Díaz, Sven Gronemeyer & Markus Eberl

  • 2016 Excavaciones extensivas. In: Entre reyes y campesinos: investigaciones recientes en la antigua capital maya de Tamarindito [Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 45], edited by Markus Eberl and Claudia Vela González: 79-106. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Vela González, Claudia, Sarah Levithol, Laura Velásquez, Andrea Díaz, Juan Manuel Palomo, Sven Gronemeyer & Markus Eberl

  • 2016 Excavaciones de pozos de sondeo. In: Entre reyes y campesinos: investigaciones recientes en la antigua capital maya de Tamarindito [Paris Monographs in American Archaeology, 45], edited by Markus Eberl and Claudia Vela González: 21-77. Oxford: Archaeopress.

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