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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...

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...

2012-06-27 02:24:06

PETEN, Guatemala, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OH!, one of the largest mobile developers in Guatemala, announced today its newest title, CocoMonkeys(TM). This new, free game for the Apple® iOS and Android platforms is also running a huge promotion allowing players the chance to win a trip to visit ancient Mayan ruins in person. CocoMonkeys is a physics based destruction game where a lone snake must defeat waves of monkeys that have stolen his food. As the game opens the snake, and...

2012-06-12 10:22:17

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elisabeth Thieriot, a San Francisco-based business woman, co-founder of PhoneCharge, Inc, philanthropist and author of Be Fabulous at Any Age is pleased to announce the debut of her film "Decoding B'aqtun." The film, which was executively produced and financed by Thieriot, was shot earlier this year and uncovers previously unseen Mayan artifacts from the sites of Tikal and Quirigua in Guatemala. "This film is especially relevant to the time in...

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...

2012-04-10 22:21:38

LONDON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the sky scraping pyramids at Tikal to the star mapping towers of Chich'en Itza, for countless centuries the ancient Mayans toiled day and night to erect monuments to their gods, filling these structures with riches beyond belief. Now these treasures are yours to plunder, when you play MAYAN SUN, the brand new 5x4 G+ slot game online for the first time, only at Jackpot Party [http://jackpotparty.com ]. This forty line game...

2012-01-13 12:00:00

It´s a great experience to hear someone like Dr Van Stone give clear cut, rational presentations amidst the ancient pyramids in the Heartland of the Maya. Like many of us, he shows that you can be very passionate about the Maya and appreciate what an amazing, advanced civilisation it was while sticking to the facts. As we keep saying, the reality of the ancient Maya civilisation is far more incredible than even the most farfetched fiction. (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The Lodge at Chaa...

2011-12-28 17:00:00

CNN´s recent acknowledgement of the “World of the Maya” as one of the top nine travel destinations for 2012 is one more indication that Belize´s year of the Maya 2012 celebrations are set to be a big hit with international visitors, Belize´s premier eco resort Chaa Creek reports. (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 CNN´s recent acknowledgment of the “World of the Maya” as one of the top nine travel destinations for 2012 is one more indication that...

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. The map puts into 3-D perspective the location and size of Head of Stone's many buildings and architectural patterns, which are typical of Maya sites: 70-foot-tall "triadic pyramid," an astronomical observatory, a ritual ball court, numerous plazas and also residential mounds that would have been the homes...

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. University of Cincinnati research is investigating why a highly sophisticated civilization decided to build large, bustling cities next to what is essentially swampland. The research by UC Geography Professor Nicholas Dunning, a three-year, interdisciplinary project including David Lentz, professor of...