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Investigating an Ancient Mystery

Investigating an Ancient Mystery | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Research in Belize Leads to Revised Timeline of Ancient City’s History

"...Dating the growth and decline of cities of ancient Maya civilization is complicated, particularly when hieroglyphic texts are either absent or too eroded to decipher. In such cases, researchers must rely on construction histories and ceramics deposits to measure change. The ancient city of La Milpa, Belize, is no exception. In its heyday during the late eighth to early ninth centuries A.D., La Milpa was believed to have been a Maya city with political power and influence. It was also believed that the site was rapidly abandoned in the early ninth century prior to the completion of several construction projects..."

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:25 PM

Ancient Mayan History may be changed due to further research in Belize.  It is believed that at one time a politically powerful and influential Mayan city laid there.  Though it was once believed this civilization declined rapidly, new research is showing they pushed through into history farther than we thought.

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Life with the Maya of Southern Belize

Life with the Maya of Southern Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Great article form the heart by a visiting anthropologist.

 

"...Keeping this tangible link to life beyond my firehearth may have served to make departing easier. Instead, my easy access to information, coupled with my passable tortilla making skills, has made me an asset to community members. I have a clear role in the community beyond “anthropological researcher.” I am “helping” as well as “learning.”..."

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