A monumental building is the oldest and largest in known Maya history, far larger than their later pyramids and palaces.
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Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.
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The Plaza Tree of Pueblo Bonito is the only tree of its kind in a totally treeless landscape, but it may not be as extraordinary as scientists thought.
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The search for evidence of the Maya Kingdom Sak Tz'i' has been going since 1994. A roadside vendor flagged down a researcher to offer an amazing clue.
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Big data could give archaeology a big boost, researchers show with new work on the Inca Empire. But they have some caveats about its power, too.
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"Over time, people are actually creating their landscape. They're not degrading it necessarily. They're creating a landscape that is preferable for people."
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There's now have a way to detect a crucial cooking process in the archaeological record: the nixtamalization of maize.
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Research finds that the first Caribbean islanders came straight from South America to the northern Caribbean, initially settling Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
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