Meso-American Archeological News from the last 2 months.

The following articles appeared in Archeology.org News while I was in Mexico:

Tsunami May Have Struck Yucatan Peninsula 1,500 Years Ago

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http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/03/05/evidence-indicates-yucatan-peninsula-likely-hit-tsunami-1500-years-ago

Maya Water Temple Discovered in Belize

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  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150127-maya-water-temple-drought-archaeology-science/

Drought Contributed to Decline of Mesoamerican City

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https://www.llnl.gov/news/lawrence-livermore-research-finds-early-mesoamericans-affected-climate-change

Study underscores complexity of geopolitics in the age of the Aztec empire

87919_webhttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/ncsu-suc030915.php

Anthropologist offers possible explanation for collapse of ancient city of Teotihuacan

550827dc5b034Decapitated males from Teopancazco, a neighborhood within the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. http://phys.org/news/2015-03-anthropologist-explanation-collapse-ancient-city.html

PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR MAYA SOCIETY—WHICH CAME FIRST?

A round structure found in the Karinel Group (one of the residential groups at Ceibal) (c. 500 BC) photo by Takeshi Inomatahttp://uanews.org/story/archaeologists-discover-maya-melting-pot

Mysterious Artifact Found at Veracruz May Have Been Offering to Ancient Gods

PrintThe jade artifact, which has cleft rectangles, incisions and a cone at its top, was discovered underwater in Veracruz, Mexico. http://www.livescience.com/50080-mysterious-jade-artifact-discovered-in-mexico.html

SITE OFFERS CLUES TO LIFE IN PRE-COLUMBIAN EL SALVADOR

aca1bf10-1744-45dc-a7a4-b9ace6f1b12fNuevo Lourdes, an archaeological site in central El Salvador, provides insights into daily life in pre-Columbian times in this country and Mesoamerica

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2371172&CategoryId=13936

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