Skip to comments.Guatemala Mayan city may have ended in pyramid battle
Posted on 09/06/2009 10:00:03 AM PDT by decimon
EL MIRADOR, Guatemala (Reuters) - One of Guatemala's greatest ancient Mayan cities may have died out in a bloody battle atop a huge pyramid between a royal family and invaders from hundreds of miles away, archaeologists say.
Researchers are carrying out DNA tests on blood samples from hundreds of spear tips and arrowheads dug up with bone fragments and smashed pottery at the summit of the El Tigre pyramid in the Mayan city of El Mirador, buried beneath jungle vegetation 8 km from Guatemala's border with Mexico.
Many of the excavated blades are made of obsidian which the archaeologists have traced to a source hundreds of miles away in the Mexican highlands. They believe the spears belonged to warriors from Teotihuacan, an ancient civilization near Mexico City and an ally of Tikal, which was an enemy city of El Mirador.
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King of the hill ping.
I don’t believe it. The native tribes were at peace with Gaia and with each other until the Europeans showed up and spoiled everything.
“I dont believe it. The native tribes were at peace with Gaia and with each other until the Europeans showed up and spoiled everything.”
Today’s Mayan’s tell it a little differently. They claim they were a peace loving people until the indians from Mexico City showed up and that those other indians were the bloodthirsty lot.
The bend-em-over-to-extract-the-heart alters predate the Spanish. So they had to find bad indians to blame them on.
Not a bad idea for a city. The pyramid shape is as solid a structure as can be and that shape keeps the area sunny and airy.
Sooooo then they didn’t get to finish their Calendar?
“One of Guatemala’s greatest ancient Mayan cities may have died out
in a bloody battle atop a huge pyramid between a royal family and
invaders from hundreds of miles away, archaeologists say.”
What? I thought “We CAN ALL get along” was the by-word for North American
populations until those blue-eyed devils (OK, and some pale-skinned
brown-eyed devils) came along.
Faculty, students and grads of the history departments of Harvard,
Yale, UCLA, Berkeley, etc. will be “deeply saddened” if the thesis
of this report is confirmed!
Do a search on: Moche, Chimu, and human sacrifice, the Americas were a lovely place before the oppressive White Man came.
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Yup. I'm very close to cancelling my subscription.
It's been pursuing that agenda since the 1970s when it announced the environment took precedence over any other topic. I canceled my subscription years ago when they anti-scientifically began beating the drum for global warming.
Whoops! Thanks for the pings!
I canceled my subscription after twenty-five years when they hopped on the gorebull warming bandwagon, and I went from a huge supporter to not buying a thing from them since.
DNA testing has opened up a whole new method of unlocking history’s secrets. Those in the field must be excited and eager to re-examine past mysteries.
LOL...thank God the Euros showed up.
The last scene in “Apocalypto” says it all....
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