Ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

Journal Reference: Scott L. Fedick, Louis S. Santiago. Large variation in availability of Maya food plant sources during ancient droughts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 119 (1): e2115657118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115657118 There is no dispute that a series of droughts occurred in the Yucatan Peninsula of southeastern Mexico and northern Central America at … Read more

Archaeologists discover salt employees’ residences at underwater Maya site

Journal Reference: Heather McKillop, E. Cory Sills. BRIQUETAGE AND BRINE: LIVING AND WORKING AT THE CLASSIC MAYA SALT WORKS OF EK WAY NAL, BELIZE. Ancient Mesoamerica, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0956536121000341 LSU Maya archaeologist Heather McKillop and her team have excavated salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch … Read more