One of the pleasures of my last trip to Palenque was spending time with Dr. Ed Barnhart, who is responsible for the Palenque Mapping Project, and by extension, the careers of several upcoming archaeologists. The photo above shows Ed in front of one of the most impressive aqueducts at Palenque, built by the Maya over 1300 years ago (sorry, Ed, that's just my guess).
One of the members of the mapping team, Kirk French, has completed a thesis on the subject of Palenque's waterworks. It includes a number of the maps that came out of Ed's project.
(Note: This file is over 6 mB, so be advised it could take a while to download)Posted by Dave at June 20, 2003 06:55 PM