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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...

2011-07-19 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYA Advertising and Communications (MAYA) is bringing a little bit of Hollywood to Pepco's new energy conservation television campaign with an innovative animation approach this summer. For the past 18 years, MAYA has produced a wide range of award-winning television spots for Pepco using stills, animation and live action. This year, to cut across the commercial clutter, MAYA's new TV spot uses stop motion to deliver a very important message...

2010-08-30 11:46:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYA Design, a leading technology design and innovation lab, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Kiliany as director of development, Interstacks and engineering fellow. Kiliany will lead the development of MAYA's Interstacks technology, created to interconnect and control the increasing number of common products, services and environments that contain microprocessors. Previously, Kiliany founded iKnowthat.com, a developer of Web-hosted...

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2010-07-17 09:35:00

A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has discovered a royal tomb in Guatemala, filled with materials that have been preserved for approximately 1,600 years A well-preserved tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala by a team of archaeologists led by Brown University's Stephen Houston. The tomb is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who may have been sacrificed at the time of the king's death. The team uncovered the...

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2010-04-14 13:10:22

They were illiterate farmers, builders and servants, but Maya commoners found a way to record their own history "“ by burying it within their homes. A new study of the objects embedded in the floors of homes occupied more than 1,000 years ago in central Belize begins to decode their story. The study, from University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa J. Lucero, appears in the Journal of Social Archaeology. Maya in the Classic period (A.D. 250-900) regularly "terminated" their...

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2010-01-28 12:22:42

An 1,100 year old Mayan tomb, discovered by Mexican archaeologists during maintenance work last December, may shed light on what happened to the Mayan civilization, according to an Associated Press report. The tomb, which had ceramics from another culture inside of it, may help archaeologists determine who occupied the Mayan site of Tonina after the ancient civilization began fading. There is speculation of either internal warfare between Mayan cities or environmental degradation being the...

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2009-10-07 07:59:30

For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile -- comparable to modern Los Angeles County. Even in rural areas the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square mile. But suddenly, all was quiet. And the profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory -- the demise of the once vibrant Maya society. What happened? Some NASA-funded researchers think they...

2008-08-26 09:00:55

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucasfilm Animation are using Autodesk, Inc.'s Autodesk Maya software to create the upcoming television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, just as they did to create the feature-length animated film that is now in theaters. These are the first animated Star Wars projects from Lucasfilm. The projects benefited from a global production environment, with Maya as the hub for creating highly detailed worlds, characters...

2008-07-03 03:00:20

By Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 3--Bharatnatyam, the classical dance of India, grows from roots in 2,500 years of Hindu temple dancing. Its branches reach all the way to Fond du Lac, where Maya Kailas has made Bharatnatyam a big part of her life. Maya, 16, has just capped nine years of formal training with guru Kripa Bhaskaran, who has Indian dance studios in Pewaukee, Brookfield and Madison. Saturday, Kailas gave her graduation recital, or arangetram. Maya would have...

2006-05-04 00:50:00

By Mica Rosenberg EL PERU WAKA, Guatemala -- Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago. The tomb, found by archeologist Hector Escobedo last week, contains a king of the El Peru Waka city, now in ruins and covered in thick rainforest teeming with spider monkeys. He may have been the dynastic founder of the city, on major Mayan trade routes that could...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'