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Maya Civilization

Volcanic Evidence Only Deepens Ancient Mystery

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

Tough and tiny zircon crystals have helped researchers rule out an enormous volcanic blast as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening ...

How Many Mayans Were There?

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.27.2013 | Science

The traces of ancient corn farms could reveal how many people lived in a legendary Maya city, a new study suggests. The pyramid-filled Maya site of ...

Maya Celebrations Across Latin America

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Maya celebrations marking the end of the calendar known as Baktun 13 and the start of a new era were held across Mesoamerica and observed in other...

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

Climate Change Thwarted Maya Comeback?

Posted 11.10.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/08/2012 02:03 PM EST on LiveScience Much has been made of the so-called 2012 Mayan a...

Was Mayans' Mysterious Demise Self-Inflicted?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/22/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience The city states of the ancient Mayan empire flourish...

Scientists Find New Clue In Collapse Of Ancient Civilization

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playin...

PHOTOS: 1,300-Year-Old Mayan Warrior Sculptures Found In Mexico

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican archaeologists have found two 1,300-year-old limestone sculptures of captured Mayan warriors that they say could shed ligh...