Nearly All Maya Ruins Are Classic Period

maya classicperiod mapNearly all Maya ruins derive from the Classic Period (roughly 250 CE to 900 CE) and predominately in the lowland regions. The oldest date-inscribed stelae from Tikal and Uaxactún correlate to European dates of 292 CE and 328 CE, respectively.

Maya v. Mayan

Tikal Central Complex Temple II‘Maya’ and ‘Mayan’ are not preferential use cases and have very different contexts. To most English speakers, “Mayan” sounds correct (perhaps because it sounds similar to other identifiers of nationality and ethnicity like American, African, Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, etc.), but it is almost always used incorrectly.more ›

(Re)writing (Hi)story

Invited Panelist. The end of the Fifth Great Cycle in Maya cosmology (12-21-2012) is nebulous and poorly characterized. This is almost entirely the consequence of exclusive reliance upon the inadequate writings of epistemologically-conflicted Europeans.more ›