Researchers have made major new discoveries in Central America that suggest Maya settlements were more complex and expansive than previously known.
In the 1960s, looters searching a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, came across a rare, ancient codex rich with illustrations of weapon-wielding deities.
The first sensation visitors to Anima at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn experience is disorientation, as they walk through a dark tunnel made from scraps of wood that seem pulled together by a vortex.
Miniature mummies carved from wood and carefully wrapped in tiny shrouds overlook a model of a Chimú palace, one of the small-scale representations of a lost precolonial world in Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in Manhattan, you know that city grids are a beautiful thing.
Last week, the research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts announced that an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Sprajc has uncovered the remains of two Maya cities, Lagunita and Tamchen.
Television may lead us to believe archaeologists lead thrilling lives, crashing through ancient temples and uncovering dinosaur bones à la Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. In reality, their work is much more quiet and meticulous. Nevertheless, each new discovery — such as the newly unearthed Maya ruins in northern Guatemala — is still exciting.
Last week’s article on the recently announced Maya Museum in Guatemala City raised some questions. What are the ethical considerations involved in opening a museum about an existing people’s cultural history?