Maya burial and abandonment

17 September 2010

This month we explore the dramatic burial of an El Zotz Maya king; he was seemingly interred with the remains of six sacrificed children. Also under the spotlight is the abandoment of the site if Kiuic, a mysterious Maya city which was deserted in the midst of construction. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology Tom Birch investigates a huge Roman mining settlement in Austria.

In this episode

01:57 - Child sacrifice in a Mayan tomb?

Child sacrifice in a Mayan tomb?

10:06 - Earliest evidence of the bow-and-arrow found in South Africa

Earliest evidence of the bow-and-arrow found in South Africa

14:05 - Ornate 1st Century Roman helmet found in Cumbria

Ornate 1st Century Roman helmet found in Cumbria

16:22 - Why did the Mayans leave?

Why did the Mayans leave?
with George Bey, Professor of anthropology at Millsaps college

24:50 - Ancient mining

Ancient mining
with Dr. Brigitte Cech, University College London

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