Photographer's Note

The aggressive stance of Toniná is reflected by the number of panels displaying captives that have been found. This example appears in the site museum. In this instance, the status of "captive" is signified by the piece of material - paper or fabric - strung through the ear lobe. Then, the name of the captive, date and place of capture, name of the captor are placed around the sides of the panel as glyphs, or as tattoos on the body.

Recall that the Maya, on going to battle, fought as individuals. They did not have "teams", or "platoons" or "squads", etc. Each warrior carried his personal choice of weapon and decorated himself in his own way.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 915] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-19
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 3:41
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