Archaeologists Debunk "Maya Collapse" Theory

Last Updated: November 24, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Mayan HouseMEXICO CITY.- A stucco mural embossed with polychrome and several stucco fragments which belong to one of the most ancient and important Mayan dynasties of the old city of Dzibanche, Quintana Roo, were part of the latest discoveries registered in the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH – Conaculta).

They reveal that said place was inhabited until the XIII century, two centuries after the “Mayan Collapse” which was believed to be the moment when the metropolis in the Lowlands became completely abandoned. The findings came to light a few months ago, after specialists resumed archaeologist Enrique Nalda’s' (1936 – 2010) investigations on a Mayan metropolis.

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