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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...

2012-07-02 23:00:38

The 10.25 Hour Maya 2013 training video series covers the program's basic tools and interface features and then shows how to plan and build a complete 3D model from a rough sketch to an animated scene. (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Software training company InfiniteSkills Inc. has announced the availability of a new Maya 2013 Tutorial Video course, which has been designed to help beginners learn to work with the industry-leading 3D modeling and effects software. Because Maya is used across the...

Maya 2012 Monument Thought To Be More Political Than Apocalyptic
2012-06-30 10:32:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists have uncovered stone carvings that suggest the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 was more about political messaging than making an apocalyptic prediction. The newly discovered 1,300-year-old inscriptions from the ruins called La Corona, "provides only the second known reference to the so-called 'end date' for the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012," a statement from Tulane University said. Scholars said the...

2012-06-23 23:02:58

Efforts include social media, web promotion and blogger outreach Maharashtra, India (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Web development company Idyllic Software has redirected business as usual on the home page of their website in support of "The Silencing of Maya". Idyllic is using their position on the Internet to appeal to this humanitarian cause, and have changed the design of their web page to show support and relay important information regarding the movement. "The Silencing of Maya" is an...

2012-06-11 23:01:36

Leading Chicago-based Design Firm to Develop International Licensing Program Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Maya Romanoff, creator of extraordinary surfacing materials, is proud to announce that the company has been selected to be represented by the prestigious design management agency Culture + Commerce. The connections of Culture + Commerce will propel Maya Romanoff℠s artistic products into new creative fields. “We are really delighted to represent Maya Romanoff,“...

2012-06-11 23:00:15

Modern technology brings to life piece of cold stone and makes it speak Mayan date as recorded by Maya civilization during classic period (approx. 250 AD - 900 AD) to commemorate life of kings and queens, and to remember important historical events. Maya Stone Calendar app has been released for iPhone and iPad. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) takes place on the days from 6 Manik' 10 Sotz' to 10 Chuwen 14 Sotz'. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 After decades of intensive...

Shifting trade Routes May Have Been Root Cause Of Mayan Decline
2012-05-24 10:44:28

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The end of the classic Mayan civilization in the lowlands of Mesoamerica was likely expedited by shifting trade routes that started to bring valuable goods to coastal regions instead of the inland city-states of the ancient Native Americans. While the cause of this decline is still shrouded in mystery, most scholars consider the period of the Maya Collapse to be between the 8th and 9th centuries. During this time, the highly sophisticated societies that...

Archeologists Find Astronomically Decorated Mayan Dwelling
2012-05-11 06:32:23

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Deep in the lowland jungles of Guatemala, a group of archeologists have uncovered what appears to be a workspace for an ancient Mayan scribe, complete with calculations on the Mayan calendar, reports the National Geographic Society. According to the group´s report published in the May 11 edition of Science and the June issue of National Geographic Magazine, the calculations, which were painted on the interior wall of a house, appear to represent the...


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