|Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact? (Epoch Times 2017)|
|Turkish-Mexican from Australia, Maya Jupiter|
Tikal (shown above) is the most famous of these, attracting about 120,000 to 180,000 visitors per year.
The project is directed by Richard Hansen, an archaeologist at El Mirador, the largest of the sites, dating from the preclassic Maya period. Other cities in the region include El Tintal, Nakbe, and Wakna.
Other structures include elevated highways, complex irrigation and terracing systems, defensive walls, ramparts, and fortresses, although signs of looting were also found ("Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle," National Geographic, Feb. 4, 2018).
|Maya enhanced their bodies at birth [to look more like space visitors?] (horizontimes.com)|
|Carved Mayan throne discovered at Piedras Negras Mayan site (wikipedia.org)|
|LIDAR penetrates Reserve's thick jungle.|
This discovery has been described as a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.
Over 800 square miles (2,100 km2) of the reserve were surveyed, producing the largest LIDAR data set ever made for archaeological research (Nat Geo). More
- Narrative History of Buddhism in [Ancient] America
- America was discovered by Afghan and Chinese Buddhist missionaries in the 5th century (Edward Payson Vining, 1885)
(Epoch Times, 9/7/17)
|Real Mayan Calendar has moving cogs showing ages and aeons (VojtechVlk/Shutterstock)|
This is according to the late, Harvard-educated David H. Kelley, whose paper on the subject was published posthumously in August, 2016.
Kelley was a Harvard-educated archaeologist and epigrapher at the University of Calgary in Canada. He earned fame in the 1960s for major contributions toward deciphering the Mayan script.
His article, titled “Asian Components in the Invention of the Mayan Calendar,” was written 30 years ago, but was only recently unearthed and published for the first time in the journal Pre-Columbiana. More
- Sierra forests are dying. California must step in ...a report issued yesterday by the governmental watchdog Little Hoover Commission sounds the alarm on the state of the state's forests, noting something we have warned of before: The Sierra Nevada forests are being mismanaged in ways that affect every Californian. Our approach must change.
- Opinion: Sierra Nevada forests are being mismanaged
- As forests decline, observers cite mismanagement (Ag Alert, July 6, 2016) The U.S. Forest Service said in June that its survey showed more than 66 million trees, mostly pine species, have died in the southern Sierra Nevada alone, and more are dying. Forestry experts say the scale of the die-off is beyond anything ever observed. They attribute the tree mortality to four years of ...
- California wildfire practices blasted (KCRA.com, Feb. 6, 2018) The Little Hoover Commission is blasting California for "an unprecedented environmental catastrophe" due to "a century of mismanaging Sierra Nevada forests."
- Rethinking forest management in Sierra Nevada (#242)
- Will California ever let Sierra Nevada forests burn? (NYT)
- Ravaged woodlands - America's forests (The Economist)
- Federal negligence leads to catastrophic wildfires across West