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.
Archaeologist discovered two Maya tombs at the ancient ruins of Holmul, 300 miles north of Guatemala City. The tombs, located underneath two Maya pyramids date back to about 650-700AD, the era of Maya dominance before their mysterious collapse a few centuries later.
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.
Five years of excavation at the Han Dynasty burial site of Haihunhou revealed more than 20000 artefacts, making the site one of the great archaeological finds of all time in China.