November 18, 2016

Old teeth, new stories

UF archaeologist uses Chicxulub ‘dinosaur crater’ rocks, prehistoric teeth to track ancient humans Where’s the best place to start when...

November 5, 2015

Beyond the temples

Ancient bones reveal the lives of the Mayan working class Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples....

October 1, 2008

Bone collectors and sacred trash

To the Maya, throwing away the bones of hunted animals is as wasteful as throwing away the entire animal itself. In fact, it’s pretty much one and the...

June 1, 2006

A queen’s final feast

Ritual animal remains from Copan’s Margarita structure analyzed In 426 AD, a noble we now know as K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ (Great...

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Other Media Outlets

How turkeys got from Mayan temples to your Thanksgiving dinner table
The Washington Post
November 25, 2015
Washington Post: Maya Turkeys and Thanksgiving

Beyond the temples, ancient bones reveal the lives of the Mayan working class
UF News
October 29, 2015
UF News: Beyond Ancient Temples

The Taming of the Turkey
Science News
August 9, 2012
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Earliest Use of Domestic Turkeys by Ancient Maya
Science Daily
August 8, 2012
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120809090706.htm

A Vessel of Indian Culture
The Wall Street Journal
August 3, 2011
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Animal bones and the Maya drought
Science News
April 24, 2009
NewsFocus

Did environmental disasters play role in Mayan decline?
USA Today
November 8, 2008
www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2008-11-08-mayan-decline_N.htm

Maya Rituals Caused Ancient Decline in Big Game
National Geographic
November 15, 2007
www.news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/071115-maya-sacrifice.html

Ancient Maya elite binged on big game, loved furs
Reuters UK
November 12, 2007
www.uk.reuters.com/article/2007/11/12/environment-guatemala-maya-dc-idUKN1248947920071112

UF study: Maya politics likely played role in ancient large-game decline
University of Florida News
November 8, 2007
www.news.ufl.edu/2007/11/08/mayan-game/

UF study of the the Maya elite
Institute of Maya Studies
mayastudies_maya_elite

Florida Museum-led study counters ideas about Mayan elite craftworks
InsideUF
August 29, 2007
www.insideuf.ufl.edu/2007/08/29/mayan-elite/

What is that ‘Thing’?
Florida News-Leader
July 19, 2007
www.fbnewsleader.com/articles/2007/07/19/leisure/00aylwildways.prt

UF Researchers: Food At Miami Circle Site Adds To Evidence Of Sacred Spot
University of Florida News
October 16, 2002
www.news.ufl.edu/2002/10/16/miamicircle/

Zooarchaeology at Miami Circle, Florida
Florida Department of State – Bureau of Archaeological Research
www.flheritage.com/archaeology/projects/miamicircle/Artifacts/zooarch.cfm