History of Central America
The history of Central America is the study of the region known as Central America.
In pre-Columbian times, most of modern Central America was part of the Mesoamerican civilization. The Native Ame...
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Laser Technology Discovers Over 60,000 Structures from Maya Civilization
This breakthrough discovery changes everything archeologists previously thought about this ancient culture.
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day
Denver, where Columbus Day was first celebrated about 100 years ago, now permanently recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Facebook Slammed For Deleting Iconic Vietnam War Photo
Mark Zuckerberg is coming under criticism after Facebook censored one of the most famous war photographs in history.
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
Amazing Things We’ve Learned From 800 Ancient Skull Surgeries
The practice of trepanation was surprisingly successful and was seen more often during the Inca heyday due to the weapons used in war.
Experts Doubt That a Teen Found a Lost Maya City
A Canadian teen says he discovered a lost Maya city using ancient star maps and satellite images provided by NASA and Google. As the remarkable story went viral yesterday, a number of experts spoke ou...
Teen Discovers Mayan City From Star Maps
“I believe that children are our future,” as Whitney Houston sang. “Teach them well and let them use star maps to find undiscovered Mayan cities.”
Ancient Salvadoran Village Buried By Ash Freezes Daily Life In Time
A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no...
Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe? New Study Says Yes
When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent research, they very likely brought back something else.
Evidence Of New World's Oldest Decapitation Found
Scientists digging at rock a shelter in Brazil have discovered evidence of human decapitation that dates back 9,000 years, making it oldest case ever seen in the New World. But the story of the headle...
ARE PYRAMIDS GIANT ENERGY AMPLIFIERS? RESEARCHERS DISCOVER CENOTE UNDER THE PYRAMID AT CHICHEN ITZA
Text "Many researchers have maintained that the hundreds of pyramids built in ancient times, were used as amplifiers. Some Pyramids receive energy, while other pyramids are said to amplify energy. Wha...
Pre-Adamites: Ancient Civilizations Developed On Earth Before History Suggests
Text "s it possible that advanced civilization existed on Earth before “recorded” history? Is it possible that religion only tells one side of the story? According to two notable gentlemen such as Rom...
Guatemala dig uncovers Mayan artefacts
Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala uncover three well-preserved Mayan panels dating back around 1,400 years. The panels display ancient hieroglyphics that provide insights into the civilisat...
33 Sad, Lonely And Tough Images From The Vietnam War
War dominated 30 years of Vietnam’s history last century. The struggle that began with communists fighting French colonial power in the 1940s did not end until they seized Saigon and control of the wh...
Researchers confirm that recently discovered Tonina Pyramid is Largest Pyramid in Mexico
It was just over five years ago that researchers in Mexico discovered an enormous pyramid of the Maya civilization in Toniná, Chiapas. The fact that the pyramid had remained concealed under what was ...
Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, within which a n...
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Mesoamerican chronology
Mesoamerican chronology divides the history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica into several periods: the Paleo-Indian (first human habitation–3500 BCE), the Archaic (3500–2000), the Preclassic o...
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Spanish conquest of Mexico
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was not just one of the most significant events in the Spanish colonization of the Americas but also in world history. Although the conquest of central Mexico ...
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Spanish conquest of Yucatán
The Spanish conquest of Yucatán was the campaign undertaken by the Spanish conquistadores against the Late Postclassic Maya states and polities in the Yucatán Peninsula, a vast limestone plain coverin...
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History of Belize
The history of Belize dates back thousands of years. The Maya civilization spread into the area of Belize between 1500 BCE to CE 1200 and flourished until about CE 1200. Several major archeological si...
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History of Costa Rica
The first natives in Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers. A small sedentary culture also developed simultaneously. During the Pre-Columbian Period, Costa Rica served as an "Intermediate Region" betw...
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History of El Salvador
The history of El Salvador has been a struggle against many conquistadors, empires, dictatorships and world powers. After gaining independence several Spanish Creole took control over the government a...
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History of Guatemala
The history of Guatemala began with the arrival of human settlers c. 18,000-11,000 BC. The Mayan civilization (2,000 BC – 250 AD) was among those that flourished in the region, with little contact wit...
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History of Honduras
Honduras was already occupied by many indigenous peoples when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. The western-central part of Honduras was inhabited by the Lencas, the central north coast by the...
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History of Nicaragua
Nicaragua is the least densely populated nation in Central America, with a demographic similar in size to its smaller neighbors. It is located about midway between Mexico and Colombia, bordered by Hon...
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History of Panama
The History of Panama is about the Isthmus of Panama region's long history that occurred in southern Central America, from Pre-Columbian cultures, during the Spanish colonial era, through independenc...
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Federal Republic of Central America
The Federal Republic of Central America (Spanish: República Federal de Centro América), also called United Provinces of Central America in its first year of creation, was a sovereign state in Cent...
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Greater Republic of Central America
The Greater Republic of Central America was a short-lived union between Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, lasting from 1896 to 1898. It was an attempt to revive the failed Federal Republic of Cent...
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