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

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

Stone-tipped arrows thought to be 64,000 years old have been found in the Sibundu Cave in South Africa. Lyn Wadley & Marlize Lombard from the University of Johannesburg led the team...

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

Stone-tipped arrows thought to be 64,000 years old have been found in the Sibundu Cave in South Africa. Lyn Wadley & Marlize Lombard from the University of Johannesburg led the team which analysed the stone tools microscopically to see whether they were from spears or arrows.

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

Ancient mining
with Dr. Brigitte Cech, University College London

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