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“End of the World” party damages Maya site

Partiers celebrating the "end of the world" have damaged a temple at the Maya site of Tikal in Guatemala.  "Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage," said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Guatemala City. "We are fine

Ancient Maya practiced forest conservation

New research shows that not only did the ancient Maya practice forest management, but when they stopped their forest conservation practices it was to the detriment of their entire culture. "So, unfortunately, Jasaw Chan K'awiil tapped into their sacred groves to do this," says Lentz. The stands of virgin timber were