New Mayan Discoveries

June 30, 2008

mayan cityNewly discovered cities of the Ancient Maya suggest that their civilization is much older than previously thought.

And the archaeologists are hopeful of finding evidence of even earlier cities, as they continue their search.

Over the last five years, Bey and his colleagues have started unearthing Maya cities in the Puuc region dating back to more than 800 B.C. “It is both the number of sites we are finding as well as that some of them produced large-scale monumental architecture — pyramids and an acropolis — while others have ball courts.” At Kiuic, Bey’s team has found a large platform that held at least two large ceremonial structures with ceramics. The cities dated back more than a millennium earlier than anyone had thought Maya cities existed in the region.

Meanwhile satellite images are helping uncover Mayan cities in Guatemala.

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17 Responses to “New Mayan Discoveries”

  1. brian combs on July 10th, 2008 1:39 am

    First let me open with this, we have divided cultures into many different groups, like Mayans, Aztecs, Olmec and so on. But lets us look at something a little different, meaning why can they not be of the same culture and the culture just grow and moved into different regions from present day Mexico to Peru. I believe that I can prove this theory by showing the simple movement of the Mesaamerican people. I believe that not only did they move northward to present day United States, and evidence is out there that they moved about in the Gulf of Mexico, to include southward to Peru. I would like to discuss this theory and present my work to you to look over and tell me what you think

  2. Bast on July 10th, 2008 6:59 am

    Brian – the article is primarily focussed on the ancient Maya. Whatever happen to the Mayan civilization (or any other cultures they may have spawned), long after their peak is of little interest to archaeologists, because not much seems to have happened.

  3. loren on July 13th, 2008 2:52 pm

    I am not a brain to say the least, but I always pondered on a question, I have notice that there are many many similarities between the people of tibet and the people of guatemala, they have similar facial fetures, the colors of clothing are similar the embrodering is also very similar, the way they live, I wonder if there is any evidance that there is a conection????

  4. Armando on July 20th, 2008 7:21 am

    I am one of the millions of people that have come to accept that the native americans came thru the bearing pass in alaska when the two continents were connected. Recently, however, I have been talking and dealing with people from Asia and was amazed to discover that most of the Mexican customs are extremely similar to the people from Cambodia. I am of Mexican descent and we have a lot of traditional and learned behavior that mirrors that of the Cambodian people. I have no idea if there is a connnection, but It is rather odd that we have so many common beliefs among people from two different areas of the world.

  5. gt on September 16th, 2008 9:50 pm

    I think many scholars and scientist by pass the fact that Central and South American civilizations were capable of reaching all parts of the globe long before the European discoveries. This would explain why the pyramid is globally recognized across our planet. I think that the scientific community as a whole is largely under estimating the capabilities of a civilization that has produced the most accurate calendar to date and was able to predict celestial events thousands of years in the future.

  6. Michael on October 23rd, 2008 3:38 pm

    Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church claimed in the early 1800's that these civilizations existed many hundread years B.C. He made these claims when historians and archeologists said that this was unfounded and unlikely. Further, it was only recently that his claims are being backed by archeological evidence. How did Joseph Smith know that these civilizations existed so long ago? He was either a prophet or very lucky.

  7. infrenis on November 23rd, 2008 11:52 pm

    maya people said this is a time for change,a time for evolution,a time for the evolution of the earth and the galaxy,you can try to make bunkers go to high lands put there is no scape since the change is mental,we will become homo galacticus but not all only the people who can reach the frecuency 13:20 but dont worry most of you will die since you dont know how to achive this,searching in the internet i only find missinformation and caos to bad that even if we have something so powerfull as the internet we can not make real information globaly.
    in the pakal tumb one of most important mayan liders were found a stone with mayan simbols,this simbols are numbers and the number was the exact date of the discovery of the tumb.how can you explain this? there was also the number 1260 this numbers means the frecuency we are living now 12 months 60 minutes http://www.mayanforum.net

  8. Mario on December 2nd, 2008 7:47 am

    The Mayans go back so long ago and far away. From their book the Popol Vu we have the story bases for Star wars, in the battle of the Hero twins and the evil Lords Of Illusion and Darkness and Death. They battled out on the sacred ball game which was connected to the Stars. One of the heroes gets his right arm cut off, then it is replaced.

    The Mayan calendar is the most accurate. They also knew about the 26,000 year precession of the equinoxes. Over 20,000 sites have been uncovered thus far and counting. Wizard Of Oz may have also been influenced by the Popol Vu somewhat with relation to the three worlds previously destroyed before this fourth one. 1st world, people had no brains, second, no hearts, third, no courage, fourth, we are human searching for our way home. One evil lord even tells the hero twins, "wanna play ball?" Same thing the witch tells Dorothy.

    Mayan civilization is very fascinating. The next few years should bring some even more interesting discoveries.

  9. Mario A. Cepeda on May 29th, 2009 8:49 am

    Hi Brain, did you happen to find anyone who could help you with your musings? Hopefully, you have been led in the right direction, and not the horrendous path of conqueror's testimony, only? Be patient, I'm sure some Mayan scribe will show you many, many things you need to know. If I can be of any help, please let me know. Have fun in your search.

  10. Von Santillan on August 24th, 2009 6:18 am

    Graham Hancock would probably want to hear you out on this.

  11. lance on October 16th, 2010 7:02 am

    a very interesting fact

  12. Hector on December 25th, 2010 9:55 am

    more and more evidence shows that the americas might have been populated by asians not only through the bearing straights but by sailing on the pacific ocean and reaching central and south america. So many new achaelogical findings coming from Guatemalas pacific coast line. Just wait and again the history books will have to be re-writing again.

  13. Curious on February 28th, 2011 8:10 pm

    infrenis: Will all homo galacticus exhibit abysmally poor spelling skills, or just you ?

  14. Kevin Longhway on March 25th, 2011 7:37 am

    It seems to me, that all of the new ancient sites suddenly have become astronomical maps to the stars. If this is true, why are we not using these calculations to find the other astromically linked sites vuried under the earth. If we know where the earth's axis sits at this moment today and we knew where it lay 10,000 years ago why can't we use the stars to find the rest of the ancients? Back track the stars and enter the specific angles and orbits to find all these sacred sites. Maybe we will find some new knowledge forus that has been forgotten.Enter text right here!

  15. Chris on March 26th, 2011 6:32 am

    This story is not strange to me at all. Especially to find that the Mayan civilization is much older than people think. I believe that the European thought process as well as the middle east thought process is that the only great civilizations came out of Europe or Egypt. I believe we Humans have had civilizations far older than people think. We have had civilizations for 100 of thousands of years. Only to have a catastrophes start us all over again. If we really think about it— We were riding Horse and Buggy only a 150 years ago. No planes, No cars, No Satellites, No computers, No trains, No –well you get the idea. We have the technology and the great civilizations throughout the world now. With that being said, if a few bad things happen i.e., comet, asteroid, Yosemite volcano caldera, or the biggest threat nuclear bomb. Then what would they find of us.

  16. Marco on April 16th, 2011 5:34 am

    take a look at http://www.earthmatrix.com they have a lot new info about the mayas

  17. Remarcable on May 15th, 2011 10:29 pm

    Some of your points hold water! Your position is wrong if you study the great land shift and measure your time line to it everything becomes nice and clear. As far as your discovery HA HA HA! How can you dis-
    cover what already is? Humans were slaves for millions of years ! Beware of the past for it is the future!
    The Great Mother Earth has a way of filtering Earthself.

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