The impressive entry of Peter Mathews upon the stage of Maya studies is well related in Michael Coe's Breaking the Maya Code. Peter was co-author of Linda Schele's last book, The Code of Kings. But in addition to his published works, some of Peter's most impressive contributions to the field have been behind the scenes in works circulated to his fellow epigraphers. Only very recently was his highly influential 1979 "Inscription on the Back of Stela 8, Dos Pilas, Guatemala" published in The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing. (The photograph above shows Peter, Merle Greene Robertson and the late Linda Schele.)