If Facebook were around 1,400 years ago, the ancient Maya might have been big fans of the virtual self. The Maya believed that part of your identity could inhabit material objects, like a courtier's mirror or sculptor's carving tool. Maya might even name these objects, talk to them or take them to special events. They considered these items to be alive.
The Maya are famous for their complex, intertwined calendric systems, and now one calendar, the Maya Long Count, has been empirically calibrated to the modern European calendar.
The University of Cincinnati’s discovery of ancient Maya mysteries continues with new research from professor of biological sciences David Lentz.
Decades of extreme weather first weakened the Mayan culture and then killed off much of the population.
Archaeologists working in Guatemala say they've discovered the tomb of Lady K'abel, a seventh-century queen considered one of the greatest Mayan rulers.
Scientists have identified the largest ancient Mayan dam, constructed from stone and holding back around 20 million gallons of water in a man-made reservoir.
Archaeologists say they've found the oldest Mayan calendar yet - and in what will be a bit of a blow for anyone that's already sold their house and taken to the hills, it runs well past 2012.