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Major discovery upends long-held theories about Maya civilization

The largest survey ever made of the Maya region has finally been published.

Ancient Maya kept animals in captivity, traded them, study suggests

Ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, new evidence suggests.

Testing out Maya parenting techniques on an American toddler

A journalist who wrote about Mayan parenting techniques applied what she learned in rural Yucatán to her 2-year-old in the United States.

The Grolier Codex: Yes, it is Mayan and it is the...

Some 54 years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text is finally validated as authentic.

Mask of Maya ruler Pakal unearthed in Palenque

Archaeologists in Palenque may have gotten the modern world's first glimpse of what a famous Maya king looked like toward the end of his life.

This rare, enduring blue was invented by the Maya

Pigments developed by early Maya made some of the Americas' great Baroque paintings possible, and have allowed their colors to endure for centuries.

7,000-year-old Mayan civilization remains unearthed and on display

Archaeologists have discovered sets of human remains from early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could date back as far as 7,000 years.

A scenic overlook in Muna is guarded by an army of...

In Muna, the highest point in the state of Yucatán, a park called El Mirador is dedicated to the aluxes, those small mythical beings of Mayan lore.

Ancient lake holds secrets to Mayan civilization’s collapse

Sediment under Lake Chichankanab backs a long-held theory about what caused the demise of Mayan civilization.

Drug sweep nets Mayan relics at Tijuana airport

Four ancient Mayan sculptures, made of stone and jade, were confiscated by federal police after suspects were accused of trying to smuggle them out of the country.

Treasure trove of Mayan cave paintings discovered in Yucatán

Archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team have discovered what could be the most important Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Honey production, sacred to the Mayas, moves from forests to urban...

Biologist Gretel Castillo, who is among the beekeepers keeping the ancient tradition alive, said that it is fortunate that young people in cities show a growing interest in the craft.

Na’atik Institute opens English library in Maya Zone

An English-language library is opening in the heart of the area's Zona Maya at the end of the month.

A Maya supermom’s parenting secrets revealed

A look at Maya parenting in action. What are more "contemporary" families missing?

Genetic link found between Maya and ancient remains of a Siberian...

Maya from the Yucatán Peninsula have a genetic affinity with a Siberian boy known as El Niño de Mal'ta, who lived 25,000 years ago.

Cenote Xlacah yields more Mayan artifacts and remains

Rubble from pre-Hispanic buildings, ceramic remains, and bones from both humans and animal were some of the most recent findings at Cenote Xlacah at the Maya archaeological site Dzibilchaltún.

Death threats alleged by opponents of Muna solar energy park

Members of the indigenous community in San José Tipceh say they are being threatened with death and violence by proponents of a giant solar-energy operation.

Acid rain is eating away at the Mayan ruins, scientist warns

Acid rain is slowly dissolving ancient Mayan pyramids, temples and other vestiges of their civilization, a UNAM biologist warned.

Formal efforts begin to integrate the Mayan language

Top officials from the Peninsula's three states on Wednesday vowed to step up efforts to preserve the Mayan language, integrating it into daily life.

Tunnel could lead to Mayan ‘entrance to the underworld’

Archaeologists this month begin excavating a secret tunnel thought to lead beneath a pyramid built by the ancient Maya.

Ancient Mayan megalopolis uncovered; has 60,000 structures

Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways.

A ‘new’ ancient ruin is almost ready for tourists at Kulubá

Visitors will have another archaeological site to explore when a "golden triangle" takes shape in September.

Deforestation threatens the ancient Mayan practice of making natural chewing gum

Despite the odds, local cooperatives and a special consortium have succeeded in securing a future for the chicleros of the Yucatán Peninsula, reports the Sierra Club.

Aztec exhibit at Cantón begs comparison with ancient Mayans

Palacio Cantón's "Mexicas, Elegidos del Sol" presents through more than 100 Aztec relics, drawing comparisons to Mayan culture.