MesoAmericas

Mayan Civilization ‘Grossly Underestimated’

Repost from https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/maya-laser-lidar-guatemala-pacunam/ In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala. Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), …

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Mesoamerican Ballgame

1,300-year-old Belizean Stone Panels Depicting Mayan Ballplayers Two 1,300-year-old stone panels show Mayans playing with nine-handspan balls while carrying fancy fans. The panels were discovered at the archaeological site of Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize in 2015, dating from about 700 AD. They are the first panels relating to ballplayers found in Belize. The images …

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a 2005 non-fiction book by American author and science writer Charles C. Mann about the pre-Columbian Americas. The book argues that a combination of recent findings in different fields of research suggests that human populations in the Western Hemisphere—that is, the indigenous peoples of the Americas—were …

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