William Saturno

Dec. 21, 2012

Debunking Doomsday and Exploring Maya Science

Two archaeologists weigh in on what the ancient Maya actually said about 2012. Spoiler: not much.

mayan, archaeology, astronomy, 2012, apocolypse, end of the world, baktun

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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