Mind-altering substances were all the rage 1,500 years ago, at least among certain elite members of a South American society.
One of the cities featured an extraordinary facade with an entrance representing the open jaws of an earth monster.
No other site has so far been located in this area, which extends over some 1800 square miles in the Mexican jungle.
Dismembered, decapitated bodies provide new archaeological evidence for the violent scenes depicted in Mayan art.
The giant carving is being called one of the best-preserved pieces of Mayan art ever discovered. Continue reading →
Hundreds of spheres suggest rituals were performed beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico.
A newly found 1,200-year-old theater in Mexico appears to have been used by the elite to establish their dominance.
Traces of a very strong form of tobacco were discovered inside a 1,300-year-old flask.
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