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“Legends of Belize” features Belizean Mythical Creatures

“Legends of Belize” features Belizean Mythical Creatures | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the Tata Duende, la Llorona and the Xtabai? These are all mythical renowned creatures that have been part of the intangible traditional culture of northern Belize, and specifically that of the Mayas.
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Huge Mexican pyramid could collapse like a sandcastle - tech - 05 March 2014 - New Scientist

Huge Mexican pyramid could collapse like a sandcastle - tech - 05 March 2014 - New Scientist | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Cosmic ray detectors under the Pyramid of the Sun in the ancient city of Teotihuacan reveal it is in danger of crumbling away
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▶ Deciphering the Maya Script - YouTube

Coe is the Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at Yale University. He is recognized for his work in the field of the ethnohistory of Meso...
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Archaeologists Discover Rare Ancient Maya Mural in Belize

Archaeologists Discover Rare Ancient Maya Mural in Belize | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
The discovery could lead to more mural findings.
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Popular Archaeology - exploring the past

Popular Archaeology - exploring the past | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Charges to be levied for the destruction of Noh Mul | Channel5Belize.com

Charges to be levied for the destruction of Noh Mul | Channel5Belize.com | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico

Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered nearly 5,000 cave paintings at 11 different sites in Mexico, the likely product of early hunter-gatherers. What’s even more remarkable is that the area was previously thought to be uninhabited.
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Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet

Secrets deciphered as ancient Maya script meets the modern Internet | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of the enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization.

For centuries, scholars understood little about Maya script beyond its elegant astronomical calculations and calendar. The Maya dominated much of Central America and southern Mexico for 1,000 years before their civilization collapsed about 600 years before the Spaniards reached the New World.

The Maya script began to give up its secrets in the 1950s and ’60s, and progress accelerated in the 1970s. But much remains to be puzzled out from the immense body of carvings and inscriptions that has languished for centuries in jungle ruins and museum closets.

Enter University of Texas archaeologist David Stuart, one of the world’s leading experts on Maya script.

“I had all these boxes of notes and papers in my office, and I was never going to publish every little observation,” he said. “But I thought that if I had a blog, I could talk about new things and bring out some old stuff from my dusty files.”

So five years ago, Stuart started up Maya Decipherment, a blog for scholars and amateurs to post new inscriptions, refine translations and debate the subtleties of Maya language, all in an effort to fill out the history of the civilization.

The work will take years, but with the help of the Internet, the pace is quicker than it has ever been


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Its is amazing how the internet can help us solve ancient history. if we in the modern day are able to learn whto read Maya language then we would be able to identify some of there struggles and find out about there successe.

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UC Archaeology Research Digs Into Use of Water by the Maya and ...

UC research on water use by the Maya, efforts to save Sequoyah's oldest written record and food sources of the Anasazi are among the topics to be presented at the April 3-7 Society for American Archaeology annual meeting.
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More clues to Maya blue - Chemistry World

More clues to Maya blue - Chemistry World | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
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Maya art is full of shades of blue, from a bright vivid blue to almost green. What's more, the early Maya chemists who made these colours managed to make pigments that are incredibly stable.
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Museo Nacional de Antropología, México

Museo Nacional de Antropología, México | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/index.php/acerca-del-mna/mensaje-de-la-directora.html http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/index.php/la-coleccion/historia-de-la-coleccion.html http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/index.php/acerca-del-mna/pasado-y-presente.html...
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Book review: 'Lives in Ruins,” archaeology and human life, by Marilyn Johnson - Washington Post

Book review: 'Lives in Ruins,” archaeology and human life, by Marilyn Johnson - Washington Post | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Marilyn Johnson portrays the archaeologists as rugged heirs of Indiana Jones and quiet scholars.
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Mayan warrior queens wielded profound power, says researcher

Mayan warrior queens wielded profound power, says researcher | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
A University of Calgary archaeologist is sharing new evidence to suggest powerful warrior queens in the Mayan civilization were not an anomaly.
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Basketball court builders find Maya Ball Game court - The History Blog

Basketball court builders find Maya Ball Game court - The History Blog | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
During construction of a basketball court on the campus of the West Technological University (UTP) in Maxcanú, in the Mexican state of Yucatan, workers discovered that the Maya had beat them to it by two thousand years.
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Ancient Maya Site Teeters on the Edge of Destruction

Ancient Maya Site Teeters on the Edge of Destruction | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
The site of Nojol Nah in Belize may disappear before most of its secrets can be uncovered and preserved.
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The History of La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge - Breaking Belize News

The History of La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge - Breaking Belize News | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Breaking Belize News The History of La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge Breaking Belize News I had dreamed up four ideas for the launching of VIDA purified water, as part of my plans to grow the Big H brand from a regional business and place it on...
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Mexican Cave Art Offers Peek into Pre-Spanish Past

Mexican Cave Art Offers Peek into Pre-Spanish Past | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Mexican Cave Art Offers Peek into Pre-Spanish Past http://t.co/7Y7B39I8wh #archeology
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Builders bulldoze big ancient Mayan pyramid in Belize

Builders bulldoze big ancient Mayan pyramid in Belize | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday.
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Video Of Tomb Found At Santa Rita Maya Ruin

Video Of Tomb Found At Santa Rita Maya Ruin | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
The official video of the Tomb found at the Santa Rita Maya Ruin by Archaeologist Doctor Jaime Awe, video by Channel 7 News.
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New Book: Maya Archaeology 2 | Maya Decipherment

New Book: Maya Archaeology 2 | Maya Decipherment | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
Precolumbia Mesoweb Press has just published Maya Archaeology 2, a beautifully illustrated volume with important contributions on the archaeology and epigraphy of Calakmul and Palanque. Authors of the included reports ...
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Mexican archaeologists find what may possibly be a pre-hispanic dock in Veracruz

Mexican archaeologists find what may possibly be a pre-hispanic dock in Veracruz | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
A containment wall, four worship rooms, a circular structure and stucco floors, of almost 1,000 years of age, were recently found by archaeologists of
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Volcanic burial ground allows detailed insight into Maya crops : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Volcanic burial ground allows detailed insight into Maya crops : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Maya Archaeology | Scoop.it
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