Category Archives: Maya

CROUCHING JAGUAR, HIDDEN NO MORE…

If you’re in Los Angeles this week, hurry to see this incredible nine-foot-long crouching jaguar dancer – the first time it’s ever been on public view! This early classic period (300-600 CE) stucco figure from Guatemala is one of 200 … Continue reading

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THE QUEEN THEY CALLED GREAT SNAKE LORD…

One of the challenges of studying the Maya is trying to keep up with all the new discoveries.  It takes forever for archaeologists to publish their academic findings, so we catch up with them every year at the Maya at … Continue reading

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MAYA DISCOVERY SHOWS JAGUAR STONE AND LORD OF DEATH

Every year since we began writing the Jaguar Stones books we’ve attended Maya@Playa – a conference in where the leading Maya archaeologists present their latest findings. It’s a great way for us to keep up to date and make sure … Continue reading

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THE WHITE PYRAMID

It’s a snow day here in Vermont. But while our fellow citizens are sledding and lobbing snowballs and cutting ice blocks to make igloos (yes, really!), Jon’s head is still in Central America. So now, I proudly present his masterwork: the … Continue reading

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WHERE WERE YOU AT THE END OF THE WORLD?

Of course, as Lola tells Max in The End of the World Club, the Maya Long Count calendar was not scheduled to end on 12/21/12 or any other date. And the Maya NEVER predicted the world would end – it’s … Continue reading

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AN AZTEC ADVENTURE

In mid-December we flew to Mexico City to do some research on the Aztecs and meet up with an expert on the Mesoamerican ballgame. Jon had been to this amazing city before as a child, but it was my first … Continue reading

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