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John Eric Sidney Thompson


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John Eric Sidney Thompson,  (1898-1975)
Thompson devoted his life to the study of Mayan culture and was able to extensively decipher early Mayan glyphs, determining that, contrary to prevailing belief, they contained historical as well as ritualistic and religious records.  He was a leading English Mesoamerican archaeologist, ethnohistorian, and epigrapher.  (Wikipedia & Latin American Studies)

"Sir Eric Thompson..., [was], the world's leading authority on ancient Maya civilization and one of the greatest experts on American archaeology of this century...."   Sir Eric Thompson (The Times of London, Newspaper aritcle, Sept. 11 1975)

Eric Thompson was not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints.