L. Christian Serrano

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How do archaeological sites become covered?

Dr. Kay Sunahara, an anthropological archaeologist at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, says there are two main processes by which sites become …

The Great Aztec Temple

Temple 7.0<p>In 1978, utilities workers digging in Mexico City unearthed a colossal stone relief, depicting an unmistakable figure: the Aztec goddess …

Changing environment influenced human evolution

<b>Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.</b><p>This is according to a series of papers published today in Science.<p>The results come from an archaeological site in Kenya's rift valley. "Over one million years of time" is represented at the …

Anthropology

Scientists Discover Evidence of Early Human Innovation, Pushing Back Evolutionary Timeline | Newsdesk

Anthropologists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and an international team of collaborators have discovered that early humans …

Archeologists used lasers to discover thousands Mayan structures in Guatemala

Extensive LiDAR scans demonstrated that the region was more densely populated than previously thought<p>Researchers have identified more than 60,000 previously unknown structures in northern Guatemala after extensive aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) surveys. Their findings show that the …

If you can decipher the clues in this poem, you’ll find a treasure worth $2 million

The eccentric millionaire has been offered bribes and gotten death threats. Yet, he holds steadfast, as this remarkable treasure hunt stands as his …

‘World’s most mysterious’ manuscript has finally been cracked after 500 years

A 15th-century manuscript described as ‘the world’s most mysterious’ – and showing strange, ‘alien’ plant species – has finally begun reveal its …

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The Mayan …

Mexico

World's longest underwater cave discovered in Mexico: Divers reveal that two areas previously thought to be separate actually form one 216-mile-long connected maze of caverns

The world's biggest underwater cave has been discovered by divers in Mexico.<p>The group connected two underwater caverns to reveal what is thought to …

Archaeology

MIKE RUGGERI’S MESOAMERICAN GULF COAST ART PORTFOLIO Veracruz, Remojadas, Huastec, Totonac Art (double click on albums to open)

Gulf Coast

Xochicalco

Pyramids in Xochicalco<p>Location within Mesoamerica<p>Location<p>Miacatlán, Morelos, Mexico<p>Region<p>Mesoamerica<p>Coordinates<p>History<p>Periods<p>Late Classic<p>Site</b> …

Mesoamerican Photo Archives: Xochicalco

The site of Xochicalco is located on a hilltop in Morelos, with defensive walls and terracing along most of the hillside. This site, like Cacaxtla, …

Archives

Patricia Plunket and Gabriela Uruñuela - Dating Cholula, México

Dating Cholula, México<p>Discussion of Results<p>The mapping and description of the fill visible in the tunnel profiles shows that the stepped platform …

Archaeology

Mesoamerican Photo Archives: Cholula

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Archives

Great Pyramid of Cholula

Coordinates:<p>From a distance the pyramid looks like a natural hill topped by a church<p>Location within Mexico today<p>Location<p>Cholula de Rivadabia, Puebla, …

'Conclusive' evidence of human sacrifice found in Mexico

Blood cells and fragments of muscle, tendon, skin and hair have been found on 2,000-year-old stone knives, with Mexican researchers calling it the first conclusive evidence pointing to the tool's use in human sacrifice.<p>Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said the finding clearly …

MIKE RUGGERI'S AFTER TEOTIHUACAN

World’s largest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

The largest flooded cave in the world has been found by a group of divers in Mexico following an extensive 10-month exploration of cavernous systems in Quintana Roo, with the ground-breaking discovery possibly offering valuable insight into Mayan history.<p>Discovered by Gran Acuífero Maya (GAM), an …

Scuba Diving