Michigan State University Anthropologist says ancient Maya collected trophies made from human skulls

According to Gabriel D. Wrobel, Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University, two trophy skulls, discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once powerful Classic Maya civilization. The defleshed and painted human skulls, meant to be worn around the neck as pendants, were buried with a […]

Investigation reveals that the ancient Maya had ‘super highways’ centuries ago

A new high-tech study has revealed nearly 1,000 ancient Maya settlements, including 417 previously unknown cities linked by what may be the world’s first highway network and hidden for millennia by the dense jungles of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is the latest discovery of roughly 3,000-year-old Maya centers and related infrastructure, according to […]

Uxmal: One of the most iconic centers during the civilization period of the ancient Maya (VIDEO)

Uxmal is an ancient Maya city of the classical period located in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichen Itza, and Calakmul in Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala. It is located in the Puuc region of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula and is considered one of the Maya cities most representative of the region’s dominant architectural style. It […]

Trophies made from human skulls found in ancient Maya city archaeological site

By Gabriel D. Wrobel, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University Two trophy skulls, discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once-powerful Classic Maya civilization. The defleshed and painted human skulls, meant to be worn around the neck as pendants, were buried with a […]