In 1984 George Stuart began a series of short publications focused on the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphs. These reports reflecting the burgeoning progress in “cracking the code” during those years. They were typically short contributions, designed to fill a need outside the normal scope of archaeology journals such as American Antiquity (more specialized peer-review journals such as Ancient Meosamerica or Latin American Antiquity would come later). The old Notes on Middle American Archaeology and Ethnology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington served as a model. Over time the Research Reports on Ancient Maya Writing were established as a standard outlet for progress in Maya decipherment. Numerous important papers and notes were produced. Publication of the RRAMW has been less constant in recent years, but Boundary End Archaeological Research Center (formerly the Center for Maya Research) continues to issue new numbers. These are posted on BEARC’s Maya Decipherment blog and are added to our digital archive, where all former numbers can be accessed. Hardcopies of most early numbers of the Research Reports are still available for purchase.
Potential contributions to RRAMW can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org