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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...

2012-04-16 21:47:09

University of Cincinnati researchers are strongly represented at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting. UC research presentations will include studies of one of the earliest farming sites in southern Europe, volcanic activity in pre-Columbian America, and what dogs are the best hunters. Among the research presented by University of Cincinnati faculty and students at the April 18-22 Society for American Archaeology meeting will be an examination of early agriculture in...

First Evidence For Pre-Columbian Sources Of Maya Blue
2012-04-03 04:07:30

Once again, science and anthropology have teamed up to solve questions concerning the fascinating, brilliantly hued pigment known as Maya Blue. Impervious to the effects of chemical or physical weathering, the pigment was applied to pottery, sculpture, and murals in Mesoamerica largely during the Classic and Postclassic periods (AD 250-1520), playing a central role in ancient Maya religious practice. This unusual blue paint was used to coat the victims of human sacrifice and the altars on...

Mild Drought Linked To Collapse Of Maya Civilization
2012-02-24 09:29:31

The Classic Maya Civilization, which flourished from 250 AD to around 950 AD, may have collapsed due to relatively modest reductions in precipitation, according to a new study by Mexican and British researchers. The study, led by Professors Martín Medina-Elizalde of the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research in Mexico and Eelco Rohling of the University of Southampton in the UK, said the relatively mild drought of the Classic Mayan period was much like the conditions that are...

Research Reveals Water Management And Climate Change In Ancient Maya City
2012-02-22 04:12:24

[ Watch the Video ] The findings inside a cave and a key cultural and religious center for the ancient Maya will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York. Meticulous mapping and excavations at an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula are revealing the vitality of the site to the ancient Maya — for both religious ritual and human survival. The University of Cincinnati research will be a key topic of discussion on Feb. 24, at the...

2012-01-21 20:50:00

Over the years Chaa Creek has received numerous awards and accolades, and this new Trip Advisor recognition is particularly satisfying because it comes straight from international travellers themselves. (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 The Lodge at Chaa Creek´s inclusion in Trip Advisor´s recently released “Travellers Choice top 25 Hotels for 2012” for Central America is a very satisfying vote of confidence coming from travellers themselves, the Belizean eco resort´s...


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