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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...

2012-08-08 10:21:52

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From vegetable gardens and green houses to a water purification plant, the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, is committed to the ecological preservation of its vibrant landscape. With that pledge, the AAA Four Diamond, all-inclusive resort is also dedicated to inspiring guests to embrace environmental sustainability practices by sharing its methods and operating standards. IMAGES: http://fileshare.mmgyglobal.com/_8lzejBngOQd1oR...

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...

Mayan Temple Unearthed, Gives Peak At The Past
2012-07-25 07:50:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Mayan temple is starting to appear as archaeologists unearth an area that once housed a culture rich with art, architecture and mathematics. In 2010, archaeologists working on a hilltop near the ancient city center discovered the 45-foot-tall Diablo Pyramid, featuring a royal palace and tomb up top. The archaeologists believe that the tomb holds the city's first ruler, who lived around A.D. 350 to 400. While uncovering this...

Mayan Mask Reveals Beliefs At El Zotz Site
2012-07-19 06:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists has uncovered a temple near part of the Maya archaeological site at El Zotz, Guatemala. The structure was likely built after the tomb to honor the leader buried there. The team, led by Brown University´s Stephen Houston, began uncovering the temple, called the Temple of the Night Sun, in 2009. The ornately decorated structure is topped by a temple covered in a series of masks depicting different...

Ancient Mayan Dam Uncovered In Central America
2012-07-18 04:41:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An ancient dam built by the Maya of Central America was discovered during recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping by a team led by the University of Cincinnati at the pre-Columbian city of Tikal. That dam — constructed from cut stone, rubble and earth — stretched more than 260 feet in length, stood about 33 feet high and held about 20 million gallons of water in a man-made reservoir. Research sheds light on how...