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UC Research Reveals Largest Ancient Dam Built by Maya in Central America

July 16, 2012

a collapsed sluice gate is outlined in red University of Cincinnati research, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new details about sustainable water and land management among the ancient Maya, including identifying the largest ancient dam built by the Maya in Central America. Full Story

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