Archaeologists conducting an aerial survey over 10 ancient sites in northern Guatemala have identified over 60000 new Maya structures, including pyramids, causeways, house foundations and defensive fortifications, through LiDAR scans of the jungle area.
Archaeologists who set out to document the rock art left by European colonists and Native American people within the cave system on the Puerto Rican island Mona, have uncovered pre-Hispanic rockart dating back to the 14th century Taino culture.
Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest royal tomb at the Classic Maya city of Waka’, known also as El Perú, northern Guatemala.
Archaeologist investigate the sunken remains of pirate city of Port Royal, Jamaica, in order to produce a high resolution 3D model of the underwater ruins.
Archaeologists discovered a trove of gold artefacts buried with a wolf killed in a sacrifice ritual at a site adjacent to the Tempo Mayor, one of the main Aztec temples located in Mexico City.
A tower of human skulls, consisting of heads of women and children, sacrificed by Aztecs was discovered near Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, existing before Mexico City.
Archaeologists discovered a pre-Colombian cemetery dating back 1200 years at a site near the National Baseball Stadium near Managua, Nicaragua.
Ancient Aztec temple dedicated to the wind god Ehécatl and an adjacent ceremonial ball court were discovered in Mexico City, Mexico, behind the Catedral Metropolitana.
A trove of polished jade and serpentine artefacts were discovered in Ceibal, Guatemala, deposited in a singe cache. The ceremonial artefacts are dated to between 1000-450 BC, an early period of the Mayan culture.
Local villagers unearthed an ancient Mayan artefact while clearing debris on privately-owned land in the city of Suchiapa, Chiapas, Mexico.
Possibly the oldest ever excavated palace in El Palenque, located in Mexico’s Valley of Oaxaca, has been unearthed by archaeologists. It was the local ruler’s residence and the seat of government.
A jade pendant was discovered in Nim Li Punit, Belize. It is the second largest Maya jade found in the country, and dates back to AD 672. It was once worn on the chest of a Maya king and contains description of the king’s parentage.
An ancient network of roads that stretched over nearly 250 kilometres has been discovered in the Guatemalan jungle thanks to LiDAR scans. The structures date to 600 BC and were created by the first state-like civilisation that developed in Mesoamerica.
Three animal-shaped Amerindian artefacts were discovered in Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago. The figurines are said to be 2000 years old.
A circular platform dedicated to worship of Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec God of Wind, along with eight sets of human remains were found by archaeologists at site in Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. The structure is said to date more than 650 years.
Archaeologists using electrical imagining techniques found that the pyramid Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, which is also known as El Castillo, was built atop two other structure that were possibly earlier pyramids.
Possibly the oldest depictions of Spanish conquistadors, pictured in typical 16th century outfits, were found by archaeologists in five remote mountain caves in the State of Guerrero, Mexico.
Archaeologists use drones in the inaccessible area of Caribbean islands to document the excavations and conduct prospection of traces of pre-Columbian cultures.
Archaeologists unearthed what may be the largest royal tomb at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize. The site served as a ceremonial centre in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD.
A chamber tomb was unearthed in San José de Moro in Peru, revealing the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings. She is believed to be a priestess or a queen or both of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization thriving on the northern coast of Peru.