December 15, 2005

This is Cool

Tee Bee notes a recent archeological discovery which may seriously alter our understanding of ancient Mayan civilization.

[Ed. - And what exactly is your understanding of Mayan civilization?]

Well, in truth I don't know much about them at all. Etruscans, yes. Mayans, no. But I do know that that pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas bubbled, popped and roiled in the same way as did those of the Fertile Crescent and their descendants, and that I find quite fascinating.

Posted by Robert at December 15, 2005 09:25 AM | TrackBack

Thanks for the link! In return, I'll share one of my favorite Maya fun facts: They were the first to develop a concept and symbol for zero (about 900 years before the Arabs brought it to Europe, according to one source).

Posted by: tee bee at December 15, 2005 04:38 PM