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Now Available: Database of Mesoamerican Ethnobotany

Now available: the Mesoamerican Ethnobotanical Database. “Having already demonstrated that ancient botanical remains could be collected from lowland tropical locations during excavations of prehistoric Maya sites in Belize, the team discovered that few resources existed to identify the family, genus or species of the specimens…. 38 more words

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Statue of Xolotl, the dog faced god, twin of Quetzalcoatl, guide of the dead to Mictlan, the underworld
Image credit: Public domain (photo) / René Marquez (edition) 352 more words


Lintel 16 (commissioned by Bird Jaguar IV for Structure 21), Yaxchilán, Chiapas, Mexico
Image credit: Unknown (photo) / René Marquez (edition)

The doomed splendor of the Maya unfolded against the backdrop of the rainforests of southern Mexico and Central America. 272 more words

Teotihuacan: Photo Series

Sometimes when you’re travelling… Actually often when you’re travelling you experience a day, go on an excursion or just have a moment where words fail you. 107 more words


Earth is my witness... Sea peoples reached Mesoamerica

There is a very beautiful story about the last moment of Buddha’s quest towards enlightenment hidden behind the “earth witness” mudra, one of the most iconic images of Buddhism. 1,426 more words

Sea People

Book Review: Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living

Book Title: Teotihuacan: An Experiment in Living

Author: Dr. Esther Pasztory

Publishing Data: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997

While the Aztec and Maya were present when the Spanish arrived, Central America was home to cultures that vanished long before the conquistadors in their tall ships arrived. 445 more words

Ancient Civilizations

Why you probably shouldn't eat people.

Since I first went overseas I decided my rule on exotic foods would be: well if they enjoy it, then it’s worth trying. Basically anything was fair game. 2,429 more words