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Tayasal (TSL)

Alternative Acronyms
Alternative Names
Taizá = Taitzá = Noj Peten
Identification Numbers
Getty ID
Country, Departamento
Guatemala, Petén (GT-PE)
16.937620 N, -89.896900 E
Number of Inscriptions
After Morley (1948)
After Riese (1976)

Site code TSL given by Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (1975:23-24; 1982:185-187; 1999:187-189; 2012; 2016); cited by Riese (2004), Mathews (2005). Alternative name ‚Taizá‘ and ‚Taitzá‘ according to Quintana & Wurster (2001:107). For a discussion whether Flores or Tayasal were the Post-Classic Itza capital of Noj Peten see Reina (1966).
Location recorded at Mirador de Canek, verified with and coordinates retrieved from Google Maps Web Services (accessed July 23, 2015).


Barrios Villar, Edy A., Walter Orlando Burgos, Daniel Aquino, Marta Perea Carrera, and Elsa López González
2010 Rescate de la escultura prehispánica de Petén: registro, conservacion y puesta en valor de los monumentos mayas. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción.
Chase, Arlen F.
1976 Topoxte and Tayasal: Ethnohistory in Archaeology. American Antiquity 41(2): 154–167.
1982 Con Manos Arriba: Tayasal and Archaeology. American Antiquity 47(1): 167–171.
Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (CMHI)
1975 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 1: Introduction (by Ian Graham). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
1982 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 3, Part 3: Yaxchilan (by Ian Graham). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
1999 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 6, Part 3: Tonina (by Ian Graham and Peter Mathews). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
2012 Site Codes (updated July 2012). http://peabody.harvard.edu/files/cmhi/CMHI_SiteCodes_FINAL_2012_forWeb.pdf (by Barbara Fash). (accessed July 23, 2015)
2016 Site Codes (updated Februar 2016). https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/files/cmhi/CMHI_SiteCodes_FINAL_2016.pdf (by Barbara Fash). (accessed December 23, 2016)
Gronemeyer, Sven
2010 A Painted Ceramic Vessel from San Miguel Tayasal, El Petén, Guatemala. Mexicon 32(6): 145–147.
Maler, Teobert
1910 Explorations in the Department of Peten Guatemala and Adjacent Region: Motul De San José; Peten-Itza; Reports of Explorations for the Museum. Vol. 3. Memoirs of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 4. Museum, Cambridge, Mass.
Mathews, Peter
2005 Site Names and Codes. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) http://research.famsi.org/whos_who/sitenames_codes.htm (accessed July 23, 2015)
Morley, Sylvanus G.
1937 The Inscriptions of Petén. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 437. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D. C.
1948 Check List of the Corpus Inscriptionum Mayarum and Check List of all Known Initial and Supplementary Series. Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Division of Historical Research, Washington, D.C.
Paxton, Merideth
2004 Tayasal Origin of the Madrid Codex: Further Consideration of the Theory. In The Madrid Codex: New Approaches to Understanding an Ancient Maya Manuscript, edited by Gabrielle Vail and Anthony F. Aveni, pp. 89–127. University of Colorado Press, Boulder, CO.
Quintana, Oscar, and Wolfgang Wurster
2001 Ciudades Mayas del noreste del Petén, Guatemala. Materialien zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Archäologie 59. Zabern, Mainz.
Reina, Ruben E.
1966 A Peninsula that may Have Been an Island: Tayasal, Peten, Guatemala. Expedition 9(1): 16–29.
Riese, Berthold
2004 Abkürzungen für Maya-Ruinenorte mit Inschriften. Wayeb Notes 8. http://www.wayeb.org/notes/wayeb_notes0008.pdf (accessed July 23, 2015)
Thompson, J. Eric S.
1951 The Itza of Tayasal, Peten. In Homenaje al Doctor Alfonso Caso, edited by Juan Comas Camps, Eusebio D. Hurtado, and Ignacio Marquina, pp. 389–400. Imprenta Nuevo Mundo, México.