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More likely, the cave was a pilgrimage shrine where ritual sacrifices occurred.
Researchers are digging into a discovery that may alter the way we think about ancient Mayan culture.
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Cenotes and caves were sacred water shrines for the ancient Maya.

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Archaeologists are exploring a deep aquamarine pool in Belize, known to hold eerie ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult." What have they found?
As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
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Wheeee! Robot Philae is the 1st to land on a comet!

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A thistledown the size of a washing machine has fallen to a gentle crash-landing on a comet.

I feel proud just to be watching. Well done!

Comets are an original source of Earth's water. That wee lander is now in position, poised to re-write what we know about ourselves.
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Self-aware orangutans who build bridges, fish, and paddle canoes? Monkey see, monkey do!

#STEM   #primate   #culture  
Credit Photograph by Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty
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A dramatic visual to remind us to scale back our H2O consumption.

#drought #california
 
California's drought is not great.

This is Folsom Lake near Sacramento. It's sad because it's dry. If you're living in California, be aware of your water use. Also, don't water your lawn if you have one :)
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Using currents to clean up plastic in the ocean -- INGENIOUS!

#worldoceansday   #ecowarrior  
Global warming isn’t the only environmental nightmare that scientists are struggling to solve.
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A mysterious culture emerges in the jungle. Can archaeologists uncover its secrets before it's too late?
A joint Honduran-American expedition has confirmed the presence of extensive pre-Columbian ruins in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region rumored to contain ruins of a lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God."
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Sediment cores from the Blue Hole back up the theory that a major drought triggered the collapse of ancient Maya cities

#archaeology   #geochronology   #geoarchaeology   #Maya  
Sediments drawn from one of the world's most mysterious underwater sinkholes suggest that Mayan civilization collapsed due to drought.
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Uranium-thorium dating confirms Indonesian cave paintings are the world's first rock art at 39,900 yrs-old

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At last, the story of the 9,000 yr-old Pacific seal hunter is revealed.

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He’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his story
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R.I.P. George Stuart
You will be missed.

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George Stuart, who, in a 40-year career at National Geographic helped shape the field of Maya studies, died on June 11.
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I was lucky to witness +Andres Amador create this Aztec snake design on Ocean Beach in San Francisco yesterday. More action shots at: http://bit.ly/1kz0uEr

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