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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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The Wandering Roma: A Historical Snapshot

The much maligned Roma (Cigano, Traveler, Tzigane, etc) are seen the world over.  While traveling in Guatemala in the 1990’s I decided to get off  the chicken bus in Chichicastenango for a few days and rent an actual hotel room … 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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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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Community Radio in Guatemala Preserves Cultures and Languages

 For many years and for many reasons the indigenous people of Central America have been separated.  This has caused many groups to be isolated.  For a long time local radio has been on the edges of the law, but this … 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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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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