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Image 1 - Ancient Mayan Road Buried By Volcanic Ash 1,400 Years Ago
2011-10-06 10:07:46

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town, which was frozen in time by a blanket of ash.

2011-07-01 08:00:00

Cultural tourism predicted to increase to about 35 percent of Mexico's total tourism revenue over the next eight years MEXICO CITY, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the launch of "Mundo Maya 2012" (Mayan World 2012), a program to increase tourism and promote the Mayan Culture Legacy in Mexico through 2012.

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2011-06-24 13:15:00

Researchers said Thursday that a tiny remote-controlled camera lowered into an early Mayan tomb in southern Mexico has helped reveal an intact funeral chamber with offerings and red-painted wall murals.

2011-05-20 00:00:28

The Maya have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world. Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate. Because of this the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna recently addressed the world.

2011-04-14 15:13:32

Archaeologists have made the first three-dimensional topographical map of ancient monumental buildings long buried under centuries of jungle at the Maya site "Head of Stone" in Guatemala.

2011-03-29 13:46:05

The research, an ongoing project involving a multidisciplinary team of University of Cincinnati researchers, will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

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2011-03-28 09:45:31

UC researchers are strongly represented among the hundreds of presentations at the upcoming Society for American Archaeology meeting.

2011-02-04 00:59:34

A new, detailed record of rainfall fluctuations in ancient Mexico that spans more than twelve centuries promises to improve our understanding of the role drought played in the rise and fall of pre-Hispanic civilizations.

2011-01-24 14:03:00

The first-ever 3D recording of a Maya site, voted part of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World' EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan.

2010-11-12 07:55:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab, has announced the appointment of Susan Zelicoff as director of business development for research.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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