Saturday, August 24, 2013

Maya: Forward through Time

Browsing the BBC web site (a great activity for geographers), I found a short photo essay about the Maya of Guatemala. The collection is erroneously entitled "Step back in time in Guatemala" and erroneously filed under "history."

In fact, it provides five snapshots that illustrate the historical roots of the contemporary geography of highland Guatemala. For a tourist, it may seem like a step back in time, but it is more appropriate to recognize the persistence of Mayan culture a half a millenium after Conquest.

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