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LiDAR Sees Ruins Beneath Jungle Cover


Pictures: Massive Maya City Revealed by Lasers Maya City in 3-D Image courtesy University of Central Florida Caracol Archaeological Project Airborne lasers have “stripped” away thick rain forests to reveal new images of an ancient Maya metropolis that’s far bigger … Continue reading

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Olmec Era Feline Monolith in Chalcatzingo, Mexico


“Spectacular” Three-Cat Monolith Unearthed in Mexico Giant carving may have been part of a monumental wall crawling with felines. The “Triad of Felines” carved rock found in Chalcatzingo, Mexico. Photograph from INAH via AP, Ker Than, for National Geographic News, Published August 1, 2011 … Continue reading

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Portuguese Women’s Skulls Differ North to South


Significant Skull Differences Between Closely Linked Groups ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2012) — In order to accurately identify skulls as male or female, forensic anthropologists need to have a good understanding of how the characteristics of male and female skulls differ between … Continue reading

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Preserving the Mayan Languages and Culture


Guatemala: The Maya In Guatemala, a country ravaged by civil war for most of the past 50 years, the Mayans make up around half of the population. But the fields of education, politics and the media all belong exclusively to … Continue reading

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Mayan Glyphs on Pottery in Georgia?


I confess to being a dilettant as far as mayan culture is concerned. I’ve hitchhiked through Chiapas, Yucatan, Guatemala and visited many of the important (and less important) sites.  I’ve read “Reading the Maya Glyphs” and recognize Michael Coe but wouldn’t introduce … Continue reading

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Terra Preta, “The Lost City of Z,” Amazon Mystery


For background do click on the NYT article.  To those who think that there may be some validity to the notion that early explorers were right in their reports of a large population density in the Amazon backcountry where soil quality would indicate … Continue reading

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The Maya in North Georgia Goes Viral!


Update:  Comments can be found at the end of the article. Many people, in the search to solve the mysteries of the Central American cultures, put forth hypotheses to answer questions such as these.   It is reasonable to consider … Continue reading

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