Harri J. Kettunen

 

Harri Kettunen has been part of BVAR and WBRCP since 1999. He graduated from the Department of History at the University of Helsinki in 1996. Currently he's working on his PhD Dissertation on Classic Maya ideology and iconography.

Harri has carried out numerous field trips in the Maya areas since 1990 with the focus being in the Guatemalan highlands and presently also in Western Belize. He has given lectures and presented on Maya related topics in Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, United States, and in various European countries.

Harri is also an amateur photographer, and has exhibited images from the Maya areas in Finland. Besides working on his Dissertation, he is presently teaching Maya epigraphy at the University of Helsinki and working as a national coordinator for Wayeb , the European Association of Mayanists.

Since 2000 Harri has organized annual seminars and workshops on Maya hieroglyphic writing in San Ignacio along with Christophe Helmke . Harri and Christophe have also written introductory workbooks on Maya glyphs (see below).


Research Interests Include:

Epigraphy

Linguistics

Iconographic analysis

Ancient Maya Ideology

Present Day Maya Culture

 

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A SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 1997. The Shuttlecock Element in The Late Classic Period Maya Ceramic Scenes . Workshop Closing Paper presented at the Second European Maya Conference, University of Leiden, Netherlands.

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 1998a. Relación de las cosas de San Petersburgo: An Interview with Dr. Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov, Part I. Revista Xaman 3/1998. http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/ibero/xaman/articulos/9803/9803_hk.html

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 1998b. Relación de las cosas de San Petersburgo: An Interview with Dr. Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov, Part II . Revista Xaman 5/1998. http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/ibero/xaman/articulos/9805/9805_hk2.html

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 1998c. Matka mayojen manalaan: Popol Vuh ja myöhäisklassisen kauden keramiikkataide. In Studia Exotica: Kadonneet kulttuurit (ed. Päivi Heino & Harri Westermarck). Yliopistopaino, Helsinki.

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 1998d. Mixteekki, misteekki vai kielenhuollon misteikki? Meksikon ja Keski-Amerikan alkuperäiskansojen nimissä ilmenneet epäjohdonmukaisuudet. Kajó 2/1998.

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 2001. Mayahieroglyfit: merkillinen kirjoitusjärjestelmä? In Tiede ja elämä: Tieteen päivät 2001 (ed. Jan Rydman). Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta, Helsinki.

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 2002. Transcription, Transliteration, Linguistic Analysis, and Different Stages and Versions of Translating a Selected Passage (J5óJ8) of the Palenque Palace Tablet . Workshop Closing Paper Presented at The XXVIth Linda Schele Forum on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing at The University of Texas at Austin.

KETTUNEN, Harri J. 2003. Mayahieroglyfit . Acta Ibero-Americana Fennica. Series Hispano-Americana 3, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid/ DARK, Vantaa.

KETTUNEN, Harri & Bon V. Davis II 1999: Distributional Analysis of Ergative and Absolutive u-way, wayal,  and u-waybil Compounds in the Unstandard Secondary Sequences . Workshop Closing Paper presented at the XXIIIrd Linda Schele Forum on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, University of Texas, Austin.

KETTUNEN, Harri & Bon V. Davis II 2000: Snakes, Centipedes, Snakepedes, and Centiserpents: The Conflation of Liminal Species in Maya Iconography and Ethnozoology . Workshop Closing Paper presented at the XXIVth Linda Schele Forum on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, University of Texas, Austin.

KETTUNEN, Harri J.& Christophe G. B. Helmke 2001. Transcription, Transliteration, Morphological Analysis, and Different Stages of Translations of Lintels 30 and 31, Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico . Workshop Closing Paper presented at the 6th European Maya Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

KETTUNEN, Harri J.& Christophe G. B. Helmke 2002a. Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphs: Notebook for the 3rd San Ignacio Hieroglyphic Introductory Lectures . Angelus, San Ignacio, Belize. 

KETTUNEN, Harri J.& Christophe G. B. Helmke 2002b. Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphs: Notebook for the 7th European Maya Conference, British Museum, London . Communications in Print plc & University College London.

 

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