Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat's and a 'bat's eye view'
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.
The Ancient Maya and virtual worlds: Different perspectives on material meanings
If Facebook were around 1,400 years ago, the ancient Maya might have been big fans of the virtual self. The Maya believed that part of your identity could inhabit material objects, like a courtier's mirror ...
Research team searches treetops for Maya secrets
Beneath the Guatemalan rainforests, hidden from mankind for more than a millennium, lie remains of the once vast kingdom of the Maya.
Maya dismembered their enemies: Researchers discover a 1,400-year old mass grave at Uxul, Mexico
Researchers of the Department of Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn have discovered a mass grave in an artificial cave in the historical Maya city of Uxul (Mexico). Marks on the bones ...
Discovery of stone monument at El Perú-Waka' adds new chapter to ancient Maya history
Archaeologist tunneling beneath the main temple of the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka' in northern Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hieroglyphic text detailing the exploits ...
Newly revealed Maya farming hotspots hold key to ancient culture
(Phys.org) —BYU researchers have dug up new evidence from an ancient Maya city that may help solve the mystery of just how many people lived in the civilization.
New research challenges two prevailing theories on how Maya civilization began
The Maya civilization is well-known for its elaborate temples, sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments, yet the civilization's origins remain something of a mystery.
Expert weighs in on Mayan calendar cycle
(Phys.org)—December 21, 2012 is not the end of the world. Even the ancient Maya themselves did not think so.
Why the World didn't end yesterday
NASA is so sure the world won't come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, they have already released this news item for the day after.
Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012
Don't feel compelled to mark every item off your bucket list just yet.
Researchers unlock ancient Maya secrets with modern soil science
After emerging sometime before 1000 BC, the Maya rose to become the most advanced Pre-Columbian society in the Americas, thriving in jungle cities of tens of thousands of people, such as the one in Guatemala's Tikal National ...
Climate change had political, human impact on ancient Maya
(Phys.org)—An international team of archaeologists and earth science researchers has compiled a precisely dated, high-resolution climate record of 2,000 years that shows how Maya political systems developed ...
Mexico: Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker' (Update)
Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, ...
Tomb of Maya queen K'abel discovered in Guatemala
(Phys.org)—Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord considered one of the great queens of Classic Maya civilization.