Yaxuna Rachel

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Yaxuna Rachel

  1. 1. Yaxuna and Guatemala Dangers in Archeology
  2. 2. The Location of Yaxuna <ul><li>Yaxuna is a Mayan dig site in Mesoamerica. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Location of Guatemala <ul><li>Guatemala is a country in Mesoamerica </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major finds at Yaxuna <ul><li>The end of the longest masonry causeway or sacbe, which runs for sixty miles, is in Yaxuna. </li></ul><ul><li>The archeologists also found the house that leaders would most likely live in. It had 100 square meters of space inside. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Major finds at Yaxuna (cont.) <ul><li>Extensive evidence was found of termination rituals in Yaxuna. Termination rituals involve the tearing down of old buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>Yaxuna is home to four major acropolis complexes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Major finds in Guatemala <ul><li>The archeologists at this site found a stone panel depicting a Mayan king. </li></ul><ul><li>They also found a stone alter in a ball court. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Dangers at These Sites <ul><li>In Guatemala, the archeologists have to be protected by armed bodyguards. </li></ul><ul><li>During their excavation, a group of people opened fire on the excavation. </li></ul><ul><li>The leader of the excavation has received several death threats in regard to a trial over a stolen alter. </li></ul><ul><li>The area that some of the artifacts were found was very steep. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>maya. csuayward .edu </li></ul><ul><li>news.nationalgeographic.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.pbs.org/newshour </li></ul>

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