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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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How $1400 Gold Despoils the Least of Us


It is called artisanal mining.  The word refers to subsistence miners, who may previously been subsistence farmers scraping a living from the soil with their hands.  The actuality of this romantic picture is one a kind of “state of nature” of poor … Continue reading

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Peru: desecrated mummies and torture at La Real


This interesting post about new discoveries at La Real in Peru’s Majes valley comes from an informal blog that claims to print discoveries before they are published in peer-reviewed journals. I located Dr Jennings site at the Royal Ontario museum.  … Continue reading

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Izabal, Gold: Exploitation in Guatemala


In an earlier post we suggested that a few archaeology might be embarrassed if anything were found.  Well, more than a few real scientists have signed a letter describing the attempt by the tabloid newspaper Bild (http://www.bild.de/) to build circulation … Continue reading

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