Like our Facebook page Follow us on Twitter See our videos on YouTube Follow us on Pinterest


Belize Adventure Travel Blog

Adventure Blog

How do Archaeologists Discover?      

 | Clicks: 2619

Have you heard the quote that says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well although archaeology may seem like a boring, dusty, dirty manual labor of digging holes and trenches in the blazing sun – it actually is a very interesting, rewarding and fun experience to discover new things.

Charles Choi calls his work “Badass Archaeology” which is exactly what it says it is. He wrote a blog where he mentioned some very interesting things about being an archaeologist entitled “Even Deadly Snakes and Monkey Shit Couldn’t Stop Me From Excavating Maya Ruins in the Jungle”.

He says, “We're hunting clues to a longstanding mystery - the collapse of the ancient Maya empire.

The ancient Maya civilization encompassed an area twice the size of Germany, occupying what is now southern Mexico and northern Central America, including Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. At the height of the Maya empire, known as the Classic period, which stretched from roughly 250 AD to at least 900 AD, perhaps as many as 25 million people lived there, achieving a population density greater than that of medieval Europe.

For uncertain reasons, the ancient Maya civilization apparently collapsed more than a thousand years ago, with its population declining catastrophically to a fraction of its former size. Researchers want to find out why.”

Belize Mayan Ruins

“But it all seems worth it to us when we spot a pair of jaguars on the trail in the morning. When we discover jade ear spools, or obsidian blades, or ornaments made of shell. When we clear all the dirt and foliage off pyramids and tombs to reveal what they once looked like. When we get to delicately work on human burials, we can exhume remains that directly tell us what the people here were like. We can speculate about the lifestyles they might have lived, with their teeth inlaid with jade, or filed to points like vampire fangs.”


Belize Mayan Ruins Tours

There are a number of Belize Mayan Ruins that you can visit that would strike up an interesting fascination with the culture and people. There are many interesting stories as each temple has it’s own tale. Visit … Discover… Learn and be mystified by Tikal, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech or attempt the Lost Mayan ruin expedition.

Belize Mayan Ruins - Archaeological sites

6 reasons to visit belize with your family  About Belize  adventure tours  affordable winter destinations in belize  all inclusive belize  All Inclusive Family  Article  atm cave  Awards & Press  belize  belize activities  Belize Adventure  Belize Adventure Tours  Belize Adventure Travel  Belize All Inclusive  belize all inclusive honeymoon  Belize Birding  belize birding guides belize birding tours  belize birding resorts  belize birding vacations  Belize Black Hole Drop  Belize Botanical Gardens  Belize Cave Tours  Belize Cave Tubing  Belize Destinations  Belize Diving  Belize Eco Tours  belize family adventure  belize family destinations  belize family resorts  belize family resorts belize family vacation packages  belize family vacation  Belize Family Vacations  belize for winter  Belize Honeymoon  belize honeymoon package  belize honeymoon packages  belize honeymoon resorts  belize honeymoons  Belize Horseback Riding  Belize Jungle  Belize Jungle Lodge  belize jungle resorts  Belize Kayaking  Belize Mayan Ruins  Belize Resorts  Belize Snorkeling  belize tours  Belize Travel  Belize Tree Houses  belize vacation packages  Belize Vacations  Belize Weather  belize winter escape  Belize Zip Line  Belizean Food  Best Destinations to Visit in the World  best things to do in belize  birding  birds of belize  caves Branch  caves branch jungle lodge  Caves Branch News  CB Recipes  Cheese Making  Cheese Making Workshops  Community Involvement  Community Service  Contest  discover magazine  honeymoon belize  honeymoon in belize  honeymoon packages to belize  How to get to Caves Branch Jungle Lodge  How to get to Ian Anderson Caves Branch Jungle Lodge  How to Make Cheese  Ian Anderson Caves Branch News  Lonely Planet  Recipes  Reviews & Guest Stories  Senior Adventures  Singles Adventure Travel  Solo Travelers  Summer in Belize  things to do in belize  top things to do in belize  Tours  Vacation Packages  Videos  winter in belize 
Book Online Now!