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Chichen Itza Had Mayan Observatory
2012-10-07 08:49:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists in Mexico have determined the ancient Mayas observed equinoxes and solstices using the watchtower-like structures built atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza. This discovery adds to understanding the many layers of ritual significance the ball game had for the Maya culture. The Mayas played an early version of basketball in the court, using their elbows, knees and hips to knock a heavy...

Tomb Of Mayan Queen Discovered In Guatemala
2012-10-04 08:29:24

[ Watch the Video: Tomb of Maya queen K'abel Found in Guatemala ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, including scientists from the Washington University in St. Louis and the College of Wooster, has discovered the tomb of Mayan queen Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Holy Snake Lord considered one of the greatest queens of the Classic Maya civilization. During excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka´ in...

Mayan Calendar Does Not Predict December Doomsday
2012-10-01 05:14:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The apocalypse is not going to happen in December, according to a group of experts who are spearheading efforts to educate people about prophecies made by the ancient Mayan civilization. According to the Daily Mail, a team of archaeologists, anthropologists, and other experts met on Friday in the city of Merida, Mexico, to discuss the Maya Long Count Calendar and recent fears that the Mesoamerican civilization predicted that the...

2012-09-19 23:00:56

On September 24th James O'Kon, a structural engineer, will reveal his discoveries of lost technologies of the ancient Maya. In the first public announcement of his findings, Mr. O'Kon, a Fellow in The Explorers Club, will be lecturing at the headquarters of The Explorers Club in New York City. Mr. O'Kon has spent decades exploring remote Maya sites, using forensic engineering techniques to glean the technologies that constructed the grand Maya cities. His research did not involve the study of...

2012-09-18 23:00:42

By celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, the Maya of Belize are continuing a tradition that goes back for centuries before the birth of Christ, and this will be reflected on the menu of Belize´s top eco resort during the 2012 Chaa Creek Thanksgiving holiday week. (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 By celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, the Maya of Belize are continuing a tradition that goes back for centuries before the birth of Christ, and this will be reflected in the...

Deforestation Not a New Problem According To Ancient Maya Studies
2012-08-22 15:36:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ancient Maya culture flourished for more than six centuries with more than a hundred city-states scattered across southern Mexico and northern Central America. In A.D. 695, the Maya empire started its slow collapse with the fall of several Guatemalan cities. Scientists have long thought drought played a part in this collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory. A research team led by Benjamin Cook,...

Evidence Of Earlier Turkey Domestication In Mayan Culture
2012-08-10 07:16:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Turkeys were domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed, says a new study from the University of Florida, published online in PLoS ONE this week. Turkeys are one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, and the discovery of turkey bones in an ancient Mayan archaeological site in Guatemala provides evidence of domestication and the earliest evidence of the Mexican Turkey in the Maya world. Domestication...

2012-07-31 12:31:13

Cup provided key clue Archaeologists from the Department of Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn have been excavating for the past four years together with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History in the Maya city of Uxul in Campeche, Mexico. The aim of the excavation project under the direction of Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube and Dr. Kai Delvendahl is to investigate the process of centralization and collapse of hegemonic state structures in the Maya Lowlands...


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