The city, which contains flat-topped pyramids, was in use between roughly 600 B.C. and 300 B.C., when the first cities were being constructed in the area.
Sediments drawn from the Blue Hole and other sites in Belize suggest that the Mayan civilization may have collapsed twice due to drought.
Mind-altering substances were all the rage 1,500 years ago, at least among certain elite members of a South American society.
Dismembered, decapitated bodies provide new archaeological evidence for the violent scenes depicted in Mayan art.
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