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Ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, new evidence suggests.
A journalist who wrote about Mayan parenting techniques applied what she learned in rural Yucatán to her 2-year-old in the United States.
Some 54 years after it was sold by looters, an ancient Maya pictographic text is finally validated as authentic.
Archaeologists have discovered sets of human remains from early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could date back as far as 7,000 years.
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.
Sediment under Lake Chichankanab backs a long-held theory about what caused the demise of Mayan civilization.
Archaeologist Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi and his team have discovered what could be the most important Mayan cave paintings on the Yucatán Peninsula.
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.
An English-language library is opening in the heart of the area's Zona Maya at the end of the month.
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.
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.
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 slowly dissolving ancient Mayan pyramids, temples and other vestiges of their civilization, a UNAM biologist warned.
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.
Archaeologists this month begin excavating a secret tunnel thought to lead beneath a pyramid built by the ancient Maya.
Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways.
Visitors will have another archaeological site to explore when a "golden triangle" takes shape in September.
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.
Palacio Cantón's "Mexicas, Elegidos del Sol" presents through more than 100 Aztec relics, drawing comparisons to Mayan culture.
At the first Feria del Maíz, corn was celebrated as a basis for gastronomy, art and a variety of products.