Christophe Helmke

Chair of Native American Studies, University of Copenhagen

Christophe Helmke is Associate Professor of American Indian Languages and Cultures at the Institute of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1996, he has participated on and led excavations, archaeological reconnaissance and epigraphic documentation at a variety of sites in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. Since 2019 he has served as co-Principal Investigator of The Central Mexican Writing Systems and Calendars project, funded by the Velux Foundations.


Western Mesoamerican Calendars and Writing Systems

ed. Christophe Helmke

Mesoamerica is one of the few places to witness the independent invention of writing. Bringing together new research, papers discuss the writing systems of Teotihuacan, Mixteca Baja, the Epiclassic period and Aztec writing of the Postclassic. These writing systems represent more than a millennium of written records and literacy in Mesoamerica. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Palaces and Courtly Culture in Ancient Mesoamerica

ed. Christophe Helmke

This volume collects eight recent and innovative studies spanning the breadth of Mesoamerica, from the Early Classic metropolis of Teotihuacan, to Tenochtitlan, the Late Postclassic capital of the Aztec, and from the arid central Mexican highlands in the west to the humid Maya lowlands in the east. READ MORE

Paperback: £31.00 | eBook: £16.00