The Expanding Maya World

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The boundaries of the ancient Maya civilization are expanding with one discovery after another. Here’s the latest from the New York Times (registration required — and well worth doing).

Maya Tomb Tells Tale of Two Women, Elite but Doomed – New York Times:
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Published: June 14, 2005

In their more scholarly moments, archaeologists may speak earnestly of settlement patterns and cultural transitions, the analytical thrusts of their research. But down deep, they live for the thrill of turning stones aside and finding a full tomb, especially if they are searching around Maya ruins in Guatemala.