Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Massive Mayan head found in jungle

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Science & Skepticism » Anthropology Group Donate to DU
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 02:12 AM
Original message
Massive Mayan head found in jungle
Massive Mayan head found in jungle
Posted 2 hours 29 minutes ago

Archaeologists have discovered a huge Mayan sculptured head in Guatemala, suggesting a little-known site in the jungle-covered Peten region may once have been a significant city.

The stucco sculpture, which is 3 metres wide and 3.5 metres tall, was buried for centuries at the Chilonche ruins, close to the border with Belize.

The recent discovery of the head, which dates from the early Classic period between 300 to 600 AD, means the site is much older than previously thought.

The Maya often constructed new buildings using older ones as foundations.

More:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/26/2801765.h...
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Science & Skepticism » Anthropology Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC