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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Laser Technology Discovers Over 60,000 Structures from Maya Civilization
This breakthrough discovery changes everything archeologists previously thought about this ancient culture.
Unearthed: The Lost Pyramids of the Americas
The Great Pyramid at the city of Caral in the Peruvian Desert is an ancient engineering marvel. The 5,000-year-old pyramid covers an area of five football fields and rises 98 feet high. #Unearthed
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.”
How to Make Black Bean and Corn Salad
Watch how to make a simple Mexican-inspired corn and black bean salad with a tasty lime juice and olive oil dressing. This refreshing salad also includes avocado and red bell pepper, for a side dish t...
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...
All About Pumpkins - Understanding Winter Squash
Don't let your gourd down—it's time to get serious about pumpkins. The word pumpkin probably makes you think of a large, round orange specimen ready for carving, but any hard-skinned squash could be c...
The Century Plant and Its Many Grandfathers
Making mezcal is necessarily a generational thing, because magueys require anywhere from six to thirty years to mature, depending on the species and growing conditions. There are more than two hundred...
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...
Sicilian Sashimi
An Italian take on a Japanese standard, by way of Mexico.
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...
Geography of Mesoamerica
The geography of Mesoamerica describes the geographic features of Mesoamerica, a culture area in the Americas inhabited by complex indigenous pre-Columbian cultures exhibiting a suite of shared and co...
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History of Mesoamerica
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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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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Mesoamerican cultures
This list of pre-Columbian cultures includes those civilizations and cultures of the Americas which flourished prior to the European colonization of the Americas.
Many pre-Columbian civilizations ...
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Olmec
The Olmec were the first 'major' civilization in Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Vera...
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Teotihuacan
98°50′37.68″W / 19.69250°N 98.8438000°W / 19.69250; -98.8438000Location in Greater Mexico CityTeotihuacan /teɪˌoʊtiːwəˈkɑːn/, also written Teotihuacán (Spanish  teotiwa'k...
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Maya civilization
The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for Maya script, the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as for its art, architecture, and mathematical and ...
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Aztec
The Aztec /ˈæztɛk/ people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th cent...
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Olmec influences on Mesoamerican cultures
The causes and degree of Olmec influences on Mesoamerican cultures has been a subject of debate over many decades. Although the Olmecs are considered to be perhaps the earliest Mesoamerican civilizati...
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Mesoamerican architecture
Mesoamerican architecture is the set of architectural traditions produced by pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica, traditions which are best known in the form of public, ceremonial ...
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Mesoamerican writing systems
Mesoamerica, along with Mesopotamia and probably China, is one of the few places in the world where writing has developed independently. Mesoamerican scripts deciphered to date are a combination of lo...
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Mesoamerican ballgame
The Mesoamerican ballgame or (Ōllamaliztli in Nahuatl (/oːlːamaˈlistɬi/), pitz in Classical Maya) was a sport with ritual associations played since 1,400 B.C. by the pre-Columbian peoples of Ancient M...
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Monte Alto culture
Monte Alto is an archaeological site on the Pacific Coast in what is now Guatemala.
Located 20 km southeast from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa in Escuintla, Monte Alto was occupied as early as 18...
Painting in the Americas before Colonization
Painting in the Americas before colonization is the Precolumbian painting traditions of the Americas. Painting was a relatively widespread, popular and diverse means of communication and expression fo...
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