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Though it's long been known to locals that something—something big—is buried in this patch of Guatemalan rain forest, it's only now that archaeologists are able to begin teasing out what exactly Head of Stone was. Using GPS and electronic distance-measurement technology last year, the researchers plotted the locations and elevations of a seven-story-tall pyramid, an astronomical observatory, a ritual ball court, several stone residences, and other structures. (See pictures of excavated Maya cities .) Some of the stone houses, said study leader Brigitte Kovacevich , may have doubled as burial chambers for the city's early kings.
From the Greek anthropos (human) and logia (study), the word anthropology itself tells us it is the field that seeks to understand humankind, from the beginnings millions of years ago up to the present day. Anthropology considers how people's behaviors change over time, and how people and seemingly dissimilar cultures are different and the same. Anthropology is a career that embraces people of all kinds. It is a discipline that thrives with heterogeneity--in people, ideas and research methods. Anthropologists know the wisdom of listening to multiple voices and linking the work coming from researchers who bring different backgrounds and apply various approaches to their endeavors.
Born in San Cristobal de las Casas on February 6, 1964, Alonso spent much of his youth surrounded by the vibrant highland Maya culture of the Tzeltal and Tzotzil, as well as the emergent movement in anthropology and ethnography that occurred during the '60s and '70s. His Father, Alonso Mendez Ton, a Tzeltal Maya of Tenejapa, Chiapas, participated prominently in these studies as a cultural informant, translator, and liaison, while his Mother, Francisca T. Mendez, also played a key role in the Maya communities as an historian, facilitator, friend and participant in the social and ritual life of the Highland Maya. In this enivronment of dynamic contact between cultures Alonso grew and witnessed critical changes that altered the physical and cultural landscape of Chiapas.
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Quetzalcoatl ( English pronunciation: /ˌkɛtsɑːlˈkoʊɑːtəl/ ), or Ketzalkoatl, ( Classical Nahuatl : Quetzalcohuātl [ketsaɬˈko.aːtɬ] ) is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of "feathered serpent". [ 1 ] The worship of a feathered serpent deity is first documented in Teotihuacan in the first century BC or first century AD. [ 2 ] That period lies within the Late Preclassic to Early Classic period (400 BC–600 AD) of Mesoamerican chronology , and veneration of the figure appears to have spread throughout Mesoamerica by the Late Classic (600–900 AD). [ 3 ]
reply to post by Anamnesis I think your Hopi and Maya claims are very likely, since the Hopi and Maya are both Native Americans in the southwestern part of North America, and the Hopi speak an Uto-Aztecan language related to the Aztec, anf the Maya and Aztec lived close together. Your Tibetan claims are possible too (but I think "sun" and "moon" being swapped is just a coincidence), because the Native Americans came from Asia, the Yeniseian languages (in Russia) are related to Na-Dene (in North America). They could be distant relatives. The "iron bird" and "iron eagle" probably refers to an airplane (or a UFO?).
Mayan Calender "Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age... In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another.