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Digging Deep For Clues On The Origins Of The Maya Civilization
2013-04-26 05:57:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The origins of the Maya civilization remain something of a mystery to researchers, despite the fact it is well-known for elaborate temples, a sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments. A new study led by the University of Arizona (UA) suggests the origins of the civilization are more complex than previously thought, challenging the two prevailing theories. In the debate on the origins of the...

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2010-05-18 11:07:09

On Monday, archaeologists in southern Mexico announced they have found a 2,700-year-old tomb of a dignitary inside a pyramid that may be the oldest type of burial documented in Mesoamerica. The tomb held a man believed to be aged at about 50 who was buried with jade collars, pyrite and obsidian artifacts and ceramic vessels.  Archaeologists Emiliano Gallaga said the tomb dates between 500 and 700 B.C. Gallaga told the Associated Press (AP) that based on the layers in which it was found...