Did The Mayans

Mayans architecture
Mayans architecture
Introduction: Long ago the pre-Columbian Mayans built highly complex cities and mammoth structures without the invention of the wheel or domesticated animals(Benson 40). Their limited architectural and engineering knowledge enabled…
Mayans war
Mayans war
There was ample evidence of a warlike tendency among the Maya - carved scenes of battle or sacrifice, walled compounds, stone, and obsidian weapon points, etc. - but the early Mayanists ignored this evidence, instead sticking to their notions of the Maya as a peaceful people. As the glyphs on the temples…
National Geographic Mayan
National Geographic Mayan
Deep in the rain forest of Guatemala, archaeologist and National Geographic grantee William Saturno has discovered a Mayan art gem. Buried for centuries in the Mayan city of Xultún, where tens of thousands are believed to have lived - is what may have been a Mayan home or workspace. Inside on the walls:…
Mayan Lands
Mayan Lands
This part of the road leads to the Mayan Lands. You are transported into the body of Tepec. First climb up the pyramid on the left of the pit (Quetzalcoatl s Pyramid). An entrance into the pyramid is at the top. Talk to all the characters to learn about what s happening. The priestess asks you to give…
Mayan history books
Mayan history books
Scholars of pre-Columbian history have been trying to decipher something called the Grolier Codex ever since it was discovered by looters in a Chiapas cave back in the 60s. It s a 13th-century manuscript that may contain some of the collected wisdom of the Maya people. But there s a question nagging…
History Channel Mayan
History Channel Mayan
The US Forest Service Office in Gainesville, GA really did refuse permission for the History Channel and National Geo Channel to film the ruins at Track Rock Gap in Georgia. It was not a publicity gimmick. Both the Creek and Cherokee Indians used names for the province around Track Rock Gap than mean…
Mayan people pictures
Mayan people pictures
Topographic map of the Structure-5 of San Andrés site showing the excavation area with pictures of masonry architecture under the earthen architecture. Credit: Akira Ichikawa and Juan Manuel Guerra Across the centuries, forming cooperative networks beyond cultural boundaries has been a way to overcome…
Where did the Mayans go?
Where did the Mayans go?
By GUY GARCIA PALENQUE-With reporting by Laura Lopez/San Cristobal de las Casas A tour guide at the legendary ruins of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico, likes to tell the story. A tourist, after staring in awe at the towering pyramids, turned to the guide and said, The buildings are beautiful, but where…
Mayan warfare
Mayan warfare
Mayans used clubs, axes, knives and stabbing spears in hand-to-hand combat, called melees. The Mayan war club was especially formidable because it had rows of obsidian blades along its length. The club was able to cut as well as break bone. The Mayans used axe blades made of obsidian, flint, bronze or…
Mayan environment
Mayan environment
A jaguar – a symbol of Mayan royalty – is endangered but roams free in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Photograph: Larry Larsen/Alamy According to the ancient Mayan calendar, on 21 December, 2012, the 13th baktun – a calendrical measure equivalent to 144, days – will conclude as the next one…