Migrants from south carrying maize were early Maya ancestors

Journal Reference: Douglas J. Kennett, Mark Lipson, Keith M. Prufer, David Mora-Marín, Richard J. George, Nadin Rohland, Mark Robinson, Willa R. Trask, Heather H. J. Edgar, Ethan C. Hill, Erin E. Ray, Paige Lynch, Emily Moes, Lexi O’Donnell, Thomas K. Harper, Emily J. Kate, Josue Ramos, John Morris, Said M. Gutierrez, Timothy M. Ryan, Brendan … Read more

Ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

Journal Reference: Scott L. Fedick, Louis S. Santiago. Large variation in availability of Maya food plant sources during ancient droughts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 119 (1): e2115657118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115657118 There is no dispute that a series of droughts occurred in the Yucatan Peninsula of southeastern Mexico and northern Central America at … Read more