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New clues to Maya collapse

Archaeologists excavate the royal palace of Ceibal, which was burned during the Classic Maya collapse in the ninth century. Image: Takeshi Inomata/University of Arizona

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two major collapses of the ancient civilization.

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Eyak Lake, Alaska: GPR Survey and Landscape Protection Plan

The view from the Spit across the southern part of Eyak Lake, an incredible cultural landscape. Image: AAI

In August 2016, a team from Applied Archaeology International (AAI) were invited to the annual Eyak Cultural and Language Camp in Cordova, Alaska, hosted by Orca Adventure Lodge. The team included two archaeologists, three interns from the Kenaitze Tribe, and Elders from Australia – as part of AAI’s annual cultural ranger internship and international cultural exchange program.