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Mar 10, 2016 | Western Digs
The last meals of men and women buried centuries ago in the ancient city of Casas Grandes were dominated by corn, new research has found — from ground maize, to corn smut, to what archaeologists say is the first conclusive evidence of corn...
Mar 09, 2016 | http://www.inah.gob.mx/
Una breve reseña histórica de los sitios patrimoniales, datos de su arquitectura y hechos relevantes sucedidos en ellos, son algunos de los contenidos de las 50 miniguías de museos, zonas arqueológicas y monumentos históricos publicadas por el...
Mar 09, 2016 | La Tercera
Cuando los conquistadores españoles zarparon hacia América Central en 1517, su objetivo era someter a la civilización maya.
Mar 09, 2016 | European Journal of Human Genetics
In spite of the wealth of available cultural and archeological information as well as general interest in the Mayans, little is known about their genetics. In this study, for the first time, we attempt to alleviate this lacuna of knowledge by...
Mar 07, 2016 | Thomson Reuters Foundation News
An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least eight public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities said Monday.
Mar 05, 2016 | ADN Sureste
Ciudad de México, 5 de marzo. La colección de fósiles de Palenque hallados en contextos arqueológicos de esta antigua metrópoli maya crece en importancia, informó el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) Chiapas.
Mar 03, 2016 | Peru This Week
The exhibition ‘Sonidos del Ande’ will be open at the National Museum of Archaeology of Peru till May 29.
Mar 02, 2016 | SIPSE
Especialistas revelan que recuperaron vestigios y fósiles casi completos, como en la actualidad se hubiera hecho.
Feb 28, 2016 | SIPSE Novedades
Buscan preservar la herencia cultural indígena, tras el cambio de los jeroglíficos al alfabeto latino.
Feb 27, 2016 | Televisa Noticieros
Esta cueva inundada localizada en Tulum, Quintana Roo, ha sido calificada como una cápsula del tiempo y el tesoro de la Era del Hielo. El Proyecto Arqueológico Subacuático, Hoyo Negro es el hallazgo más importante hasta ahora de paleontología en las...
Feb 26, 2016 | Western Digs
Archaeologists working in the borderlands of northern Mexico have uncovered a camp used by ancient hunters as much as 10,500 years ago, revealing insights into some of the earliest human history in the Greater Southwest.
Feb 26, 2016 | Vanguardia MX
Luna recibirá el galardón que otorga la SGE a la persona o entidad "que más se ha distinguido por su empeño en tareas de investigación o divulgación" el próximo 1 de marzo.
Feb 25, 2016 | Ancient Origins
Around the world and throughout history many rulers who’ve taken power have said their authority is ordained by God. In Europe it was called the divine right of kings and in China the mandate of heaven. Apparently people in the ancient Maya...
Feb 25, 2016 | Ancient Origins
Around the world and throughout history many rulers who’ve taken power have said their authority is ordained by God. In Europe it was called the divine right of kings and in China the mandate of heaven. Apparently people in the ancient Maya...
Feb 24, 2016 | BBC Earth
We might finally know why the Maya abandoned their impressive limestone cities about 1,000 years ago 
Feb 23, 2016 | Vanderbilt News
Markus Eberl, assistant professor of anthropology, has received a $17,500 grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation to study how the Q’eqchi’ Maya’s cultural identity has changed since moving from their ancient homelands in the...
Feb 22, 2016 | Archaeology.org
Today’s cultivated peanut plants are a hybrid of two very similar wild plants, Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis. So, researchers led by David Bertioli of the Universidade de Brasília and the University of Georgia,...
Feb 22, 2016 | Radio Nacional
Un moderno acelerógrafo fue instalado en la ciudadela de Caral, la más antigua de América, para determinar las zonas vulnerables de ese complejo arqueológico, y observar el comportamiento de los suelos y edificaciones en casos de sismos, a fin de...
Feb 20, 2016 | Hola Ciudad
La instalación de un acelerógrafo permitirá determinar las zonas más vulnerables ante los sismos en la Ciudad Sagrada de Caral, construida hace más de 5.000 años y considerada la más antigua de América, informaron hoy las autoridades de Cultura de...
Feb 19, 2016 | DW
The Selva Maya is home to immense biodiversity - and the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Today, the forest is under threat but NGOs and locals are working together to save it, along with their livelihoods.