Monday, May 7, 2012
Nice comic from Bizarro last week. It is incredibly ironic that the Mayas did NOT predict the end of the world (in 2012 or any other time) and they get all the publicity, while the Aztecs DID predict the end of the world and no one pays any attention! Well, maybe in 2027 we will get some mileage out of the Aztec prediction.
See my earlier post on Publishing Archaeology about the bogus 2012 predictions.
And this is another good one, widely reproduced by now:
For the ancient residents of Calixtlahuaca, the end of the world came in the 16th century. Once Tenochtitlan fell to Cortés, it wasn't long before smallpox and other diseases, coupled with forced evacuation to Toluca, brought the city of Calixtlahuaca to a halt.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Start with their first entry, from Feb 17, 2011; from that site you can follow the subsequent posts. Or go to the general site, Scientists at Work, for the current post.
There are several posts now. This is an outstanding chronicle of an excavation; check it out.