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Archaeologists in the capital of the long lost Mayan kingdom is at the back of a cattle rancher in Mexico.
Experts from Brandeis University, and Brown University were part of an international team that excavated the site, which is called Lacanja about them once a while, in Chiapas, in the south-east of Mexico. The site, which is located in 750 B. C. E and was occupied for 1000 years it was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sak Tz’i’, according to Brandeis University.
The discovery came about in unusual circumstances. In 2014, Whittaker Schroder, a graduate student in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and was waved down by a carnita vendor on a highway in Chiapas. He said Schroder, who investigated archaeological sites in the area for a dissertation topic, that his friend had discovered an ancient stone tablet. When Schroder and the Harvard university graduate student Jeffrey Dobereiner went to the friend, he’s a cattle farmer, he showed them the tablet and they were able to verify its authenticity.
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Schroder, at its height, and Charles Golden, a professor of archaeology at Brandeis University, and Brown University Bioarchaeologist, Andrew Scherer. It took a few years to get the permission for the excavation of the site, which is in the cattle rancher’s back yard. Archaeological work began in June of 2018 the researchers have been careful to fence the site of the farmer’s cows.
Schroder (on the left), and Scherer (right), digging in the ancient city of ballcourt.
Although it is not as large as in the well-known ancient cities of Chichén Itzá or Palenque, in the top of the Dp Volume i of capital that contains the remnants of a 45-metre-high pyramid and the buildings in the area, which in the past were the homes of the city’s elite, and the religious sites. A 1.5-acre “Monuments in the Plaza,” which has served as the city’s ceremonial center, it was also found along with the remains of the old fortifications, and many of his sculptures. An ancient ballcourt was discovered.
The study has been described in detail in the Journal of field archaeology.
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The archaeologist, with the approval of the Mexican government and the local community, the plan is to go back to the dig site in the month of June. In the next stage of the research will also include LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) surveys of the area. LiDAR uses a laser to measure distances on the surface of the Earth, and it may prove to be very valuable to look at what is hidden in areas of dense vegetation.
A map of the site.
(Photo courtesy of Charles Golden)
It is the latest in a series of fascinating Mayan discoveries.
Last year, experts discovered a unique and ancient tools, in the southern part of Belize, which was used by the Maya, the salt workers are more than 1000 years ago.
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In 2018, an old mask, with a picture of a 7th-century Maya king has been discovered in the southern part of Mexico.
Draw a picture of a tablet is to be found on the website (on the left) and a 3-d model of the tablet (on the left).
In 2018, the archeologists used sophisticated technology to reveal lost cities and towns, and the thousands of ancient structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, to which it is attached is that of the Mayan civilization, which was much larger than previously thought.
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LiveScience is reporting that hundreds of Maya artifacts that were used in the ritual of the sacrifice of the animals have also been discovered at the bottom of a Guatemalan lake.
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From the heart, in what is now Guatemala, the Maya empire reached the peak of its power in the 6th century A. D., according to the History.com even though the majority of the civilization, cities were abandoned around 900 A. D.
The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers