National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Mayaby Nathaniel Harris
The ancestral homeland of the Maya spans five centuries of history in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Archaeologists have searched the region for years, looking for clues to the lives of the Maya people. Look at the fascinating hieroglyphic stairway at Copan. Wonder at the stone panels looted from what would turn out to be the Mayan capital city. See how ancient sites and artifacts help scientists today piece together the puzzle of the Maya's past. Every item uncovered brings us new understanding of the ancient Maya's lost civilization.
It is National Geographic's mission to explore the world and all that's in it and to bring discoveries and knowledge to the widest array of people possible. National Geographic Investigates introduces young people to cutting-edge techniques of investigation, the most current discoveries, and the way that those discoveries are interpreted to throw new light on ancient civilizations.
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