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Classic Maya History is Embedded in Commoners' Homes


April 14, 2010

researchers excavating They were illiterate farmers, builders and servants, but Maya commoners found a way to record their own history--by burying it within their homes. A new study of the objects embedded in the floors of homes occupied more than 1,000 years ago in central Belize begins to decode their story. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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