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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Ancient Maya Temples Acoustics

As anyone who has visited the ancient Mayan and Aztec sites in Mexico might have noticed, in most of the places the architecture of the buildings produce the effect of amplifying someones voice if they speak above a certain volume. It has been built into the buildings and walls and other structures. Recently researchers have looked into this phenomenon …

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