Saturday Art and Archaeology: Burial Deposits

By: Saturday August 9, 2014 6:40 pm

Many of the finds from ancient cultures are discovered in burial sites.  
As we discussed in comments last week, there are significant finds associated with the discoveries of tombs and their treasures, and some of the rituals are being understood from writings, but much we can only conjecture about.

One of the great finds in Belize was unearthed in a burial site at Altun Ha, outside Belize City.

 

Saturday Art and Archaeology: The Ball Court in Mayan Culture

By: Saturday August 2, 2014 6:40 pm

The excavation of Mayan centers of worship and society have revealed that the ballcourt played an essential role in their community and is included in the ceremonial structures that life existed in. At Lamanai, there are remains of a distinct playing ground, and in many places the representation of ball games and courts have been discovered.

Late Night FDL: Escatology Is Scatology

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 pm

This whole Maya calendar end of the world whoohaa has reached such a pitch that White House.gov for goodness sakes created a link about the idiocy which sends you/me to the answers.USA.gov site with further links to NASA’s point of view on the subject.

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