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Crunchyroll's Onyx Equinox Is a Mythic Tale Forged in Fire and Blood

True to series creator Sofia Alexander’s vision, Crunchyroll’s Onyx Equinox is an animated action epic that uses all the hallmarks of your traditional anime-inspired series to tell a story about a young boy forced to set aside his fears in order to face the gods. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Animation, Streaming, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Incas, Carolina Ravassa, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox, Olivia Brown, Castulo Guerra, Arin Hanson, Andre Luc Martinez, Zeus Mendoza

Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mexico, Immigration, Mythology, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Izel, Inca, Representation, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox

Four Llamas Sacrificed in Inca Ritual Found Preserved 500 Years Later

Four beautifully preserved llamas have been discovered at a ritual sacrifice site in Peru. The llamas, still wearing their colorful adornments, serve as the first archaeological evidence linking the ancient Inca to the practice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Peru, Mesoamerica, Llamas, Inca, Ritual Sacrifices, Animal Sacrifices

Math learning platform Knowledgehook raises £13.5M Series A to expand globally

Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students have switched to online learning. So whereas EdTech used to be somewhat of an also-ran in the venture stakes, it has now become one fo the hottest spaces on the planet. It’s therefore of title surprise that funding rounds are following. Knowledgehook, a proprietary mathematics learning platform, has now raised £13.5m Series A with participation from Mesoamerica’s Alexandria Corp., Nelson Education, Ideal Ventures, Nicoya Ventures an...
Tags: TC, UK, Tech, Netflix, Mesoamerica, US Mexico, Knowledgehook, John Abele, North Point Ventures Knowledgehook, Travis Ratnam, Canada Knowledgehook

Love avocados? Thank the toxodon

Given avocado's popularity today, it's hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all. In my new book “Avocado: A Global History," I explain how the avocado survived a series of ecological and cultural close calls that could have easily relegated them to extinction or niche delicacy. Instead, the avocado persevered, prospered – and became one of the most Instagrammed foods in the world. A 'ghost of evolution' Avocados are in the laurel family, the same group of ...
Tags: Food, Florida, California, Mexico, Animals, Environment, US, America, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Central America, Mesoamerica, Southern California, Campeche Mexico

Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

WASHINGTON — Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.Thanks to painstaking reforestation efforts, the population of these endangered monkeys was steadily growing until an outbreak of yellow fever hit Brazil in 2018, wiping out a third of the tamarins. Undeterred, Ruiz’s team devised an ambitious new experiment: This spring, they would start vaccinating many of the remaining wild ...
Tags: News, Washington, Africa, Atlantic, Nepal, Brazil, South America, Associated Press, Madagascar, Guatemala, New Delhi, Mesoamerica, Wright, Stony Brook University, Bengal, Duke University

Lost Monument of Early Maya Civilization Discovered in Mexico

The surprising discovery of a 2,800-year-old monumental structure in Tabasco, Mexico, is shaking our conceptions of Maya civilization and its emergence as a cultural force. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Architecture, Anthropology, Mesoamerica, Maya, Maya Civilization, Ancient Monuments, Tabasco Mexico, Ceremonial Structures

UNM researchers document the first use of maize in Mesoamerica

international team of researchers investigates the earliest humans in Central America and how they adapted over time to new and changing environments, and how those changes have affected human life histories and societies.
Tags: Science, Central America, Mesoamerica, UNM

Cahokia's rise parallels onset of corn agriculture

Corn cultivation spread from Mesoamerica to what is now the American Southwest by about 4000 B.C., but how and when the crop made it to other parts of North America is still debated. In a new study, scientists report that corn was not grown in the ancient metropolis of Cahokia until sometime between A.D. 900 and 1000, a relatively late date that corresponds to the start of the city's rapid expansion.
Tags: Science, North America, Mesoamerica, American Southwest, Cahokia

Examining heart extractions in ancient Mesoamerica

A recent study confirms that Mesoamerican priests ripped the hearts out of their still-living victims in three different ways. New forensic evidence, historic witness accounts and native representations now show that the most common form of native heart extraction was from beneath the rib cage, second was forceful chest penetration between two ribs and at mid-chest level between the nipples, and thirdly, a mid-chest opening of one single blow, extracting the heart from the front.
Tags: Science, Mesoamerica

Amazonian crops domesticated 10,000 years ago

As agriculture emerged in early civilizations, crops were domesticated in four locations around the world -- rice in China; grains and pulses in the Middle East; maize, beans and squash in Mesoamerica; and potatoes and quinoa in the Andes. Now, an international team of researchers have confirmed a fifth domestication area in southwestern Amazonia where manioc, squash and other edibles became garden plants during the early Holocene, starting over 10,000 years ago.
Tags: Science, China, Middle East, Mesoamerica, Amazonia

Discovery in Mexico Sheds New Light on Ancient Ballgame

Mesoamericans living thousands of years ago participated in a ballgame that carried tremendous social, political, and spiritual importance. The discovery of two surprisingly ancient ballcourts in Mexico is challenging conventional notions about the development and spread of this prehistoric pastime.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Anthropology, Mesoamerica, Maya, Aztec, Ancient Games

White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

With forests depleted by development, the pig-like animals are disappearing rapidly, scientists have found in a new study.
Tags: News, Research, Pigs, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Mesoamerica, Daniel, Thornton, Forests and Forestry, Endangered and Extinct Species, Biological Conservation (Journal, Your-feed-science, White-lipped peccaries

The ancient world's greatest board games

Ludus Latrunculorum. Senet. Chaturanga. And don't forget Hnefatafl. These were just some of the board games that ancient people were into thousands of years ago. Over at Smithsonian, Meilan Solly explains "The Best Board Games of the Ancient World." From the magazine: The rules of Mehen remain unclear, as the game faded from popularity following the decline of Egypt’s Old Kingdom and is sparsely represented in the archaeological record. Writing in 1990, Egyptologist Peter A. Piccio...
Tags: Post, Games, News, History, Fun, Egypt, Archaeology, Board Games, Mesoamerica, Ancient, Boardgames, Smithsonian Meilan Solly, Mehen, Peter A Piccione, Patolli, Aztecs Patolli

48 Hours in Mexico City: The Perfect Two Day Itinerary for Mexico City

Whether you’re planning a trip to Mexico City or just on a short stopover on your way to visit other places within the country, you should make the most out of your time by visiting some of the most popular attractions in the city. Below, you’ll find my recommended two day itinerary for Mexico City. Day 1 Itinerary: Your first day in Mexico City will include six different sights and attractions located within the Zocalo and the Reforma / Chapultepec area. The city center of Mexico...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Mexico, Russia, Unesco, Mexico City, Mesoamerica, Unesco World Heritage Site, Destinations, Alexander Calder, Eugene, National Museum of Anthropology, Lazaro Cardenas, Aztecs, Virgin Mary, Trotsky

San Cristobal de las Casas 101: The Beginner’s Guide to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

San Cristobal de las Casas is a municipality in Chiapas, Mexico and was intially constructed back in 1528 by a man named Diego de Mazariegos. What we now know as San Cristobal de las Casas has had multiple names throughout its time of existence, but it wasn’t until 1829 that the city’s name was changed to San Cristobal. Nineteen years later, “de las Casas” was added to honor Bartolomé de las Casas, a Spanish priest who became the first president bishop of Chiapas. With its Spanish colo...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Mexico, Mario, Travel Guides, Mesoamerica, Chiapas, North Central and South America, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Cristobal, Palenque, Chiapas Mexico, Airbnbs, Casas, Mexico City International Airport, Laca

We Learned About the Aztecs From Their Conquerors—But New Research Is Letting Them Speak for Themselves

Defining the Aztecs based purely on their conquerors’ judgments leads to an incomplete picture at best. Now they can speak for themselves
Tags: News, Opinion, Immigration, Uncategorized, Mesoamerica, Ancient, Aztecs

A Day of the Dead project at a Reseda school was a chance to pay homage to the immigrant’s journey

  Students from the Humanities Magnet program at Grover Cleveland Charter High School view an altar on Monday for a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The altar aims to create a spirit of unity and a welcoming environment for all students especially recent arrivals from other countries who contribute to the school’s rich diversity. The tradition of honoring the dead goes back 3,000 years to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. (Photo by Evelyn Aleman)   A Day of the Dead celebration th...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Central America, Mesoamerica, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Reseda, Top Stories LADN, Grover Cleveland Charter High School, Jennifer Macon, Evelyn Aleman, El Día de los Muertos, Humanities Magnet

Steal this business idea

Anyone who comes up with ideas for businesses has more than one person can use. So if you want to start a business and you don’t have an idea just steal one. Here’s an idea I’m not doing anything with. I am ending that sentence with a preposition. I think following the preposition rule makes people sound like a tool. Using tool as an insult started in 2009. We know this because Urban Dictionary tracks the evolution of language . But who tracks the evolution of grammar? There should...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, US, Careers, Ap, Yale, Khan, Khan Academy, Mesoamerica, College Board, Caterpillar Tracks, Claus Oldenburg, AP Art History

Why The Brews Hall will stand out in Torrance’s thriving beer scene

Like a malty lighthouse calling beer lovers from all around, a 27-foot-tall silo stands prominently at the corner of Torrance’s latest brewery. But this beacon of brews marks a brewery that is unlike any other in this beer-loving city. While plenty of breweries serve food or call in food trucks, The Brews Hall, which is set to open by the end of the month, combines a high-end food hall anchored by four counter-service restaurants that offer seafood, burgers, fried chicken and Mexican fare with a...
Tags: Restaurants, Sport, Beer, Things To Do, Soccer, Porto, Mesoamerica, Anaheim Ducks, Breweries, George, Honda Center, Torrance, Lopez, Manhattan Beach, Goodyear, George Lopez

Top 15 Mayan Ruins & Archeological Sites To Visit In Mexico

The Best Mayan Sites in Mexico! Mexico Culture One of my favorite parts about traveling in Mexico are all the interesting ancient Mayan ruins to explore. Here are the best Maya archeological sites that you don’t want to miss! Maya is a lifestyle; a community of settled people who have inhabited areas of Mexico and Central America since around 1800 BC. Many people assume the Maya were wiped out — which is not the case. The Maya community today totals around 7 million people who live by the ...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, Unesco, Mexico City, Guatemala, Google Maps, Central America, Caribbean, Mesoamerica, Oaxaca, Belize, Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mayan Ruins, Campeche, Yucatan

Cartoon Network’s ‘Victor and Valentino’ to Debut in U.S., Latin America on Saturday

The folklore of Mesoamerica will come to life in Cartoon Network’s colorful new series “Victor and Valentino,” which premieres in the U.S. and Latin America on Saturday, March 30. The series follows the antics of the titular half-brothers as they learn to get along while unraveling the mysteries of the quirky little town of Monte […]
Tags: News, Cartoon Network, Latin America, Mesoamerica, Victor, Valentino, Monte, 10 Animators to Watch, Diego Molano, Victor and Valentino

Mayan Artifacts Used in Ritual Sacrifices Discovered at the Bottom of Sacred Lake

A team of Polish archaeologists diving in a possibly sacred lake in northern Guatemala has recovered hundreds of Mayan artifacts, including ceremonial bowls and obsidian blades that may have been used in ancient animal sacrifices.Scientists in Guatemala are examining the artifacts to learn more about the material culture of the Mayan people at different times. Researchers also want to learn how the objects may relate to Mayan religious practices.The researchers recovered more than 800 artifacts ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Poland, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mesoamerica, Yucatan Peninsula, Flores, Chichen Itza, Aztec, Jagiellonian University, University of Warsaw, Torun, Peten, Sacred Lake

Ancient 'Tomb' Unearthed in Guatemala Turns Out to Be Maya Steam Bath

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient steam bath that the Maya likely used for religious rituals -- and possibly relaxation -- more than 2,500 years ago. The steam bath, discovered in the ancient Maya city of Nakum in what is now Guatemala, had fragmented ceramic vessels and obsidian tools in it -- artifacts that were possibly used for rituals, said excavation co-leader Jarosław Źrałka, an assistant professor of New World archeology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. "It is one ...
Tags: Science, Poland, Guatemala, Mesoamerica, Maya, Krakow, Krakow Poland, Jagiellonian University, Nakum, Jarosław Źrałka, Źrałka, Koszkul

The 15 Biggest Art History Stories Of 2018

There were new finds of art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Mesoamerica, as well as discoveries of art tens of thousands of years old in Indonesia and South Africa. Two stolen paintings were discovered in odd places: a de Kooning in a New Mexico bedroom and a Degas in the baggage compartment of a bus. And then there were the Michelangelo bronzes identified by their abs. — Artsy
Tags: Art, Indonesia, South Africa, New Mexico, Mesoamerica, Visual, 12.26.18, Egypt Greece Rome

Development threatens tropical forests

While infrastructure expansion has been broadly investigated as a driver of deforestation, the impacts of extractive industry and its interactions with infrastructure investment on forest cover are less well studied. These challenges are urgent given growing pressure for infrastructure investment and resource extraction. The authors use geospatial and qualitative data from Amazonia, Indonesia, and Mesoamerica to explain how infrastructure and extractive industry lead directly and indirectly to d...
Tags: Mesoamerica, Amazonia Indonesia

Clark University researchers: Development threatens tropical forests

While infrastructure expansion has been broadly investigated as a driver of deforestation, the impacts of extractive industry and its interactions with infrastructure investment on forest cover are less well studied. These challenges are urgent given growing pressure for infrastructure investment and resource extraction. The authors use geospatial and qualitative data from Amazonia, Indonesia, and Mesoamerica to explain how infrastructure and extractive industry lead directly and indirectly to d...
Tags: Science, Mesoamerica, Clark University, Amazonia Indonesia

Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years

Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts sayThe key ingredient of chocolate was being used in South America centuries before it was exploited by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, according to new research.The cacao tree, and in particular the drinks made from its dried seeds, has long been linked to the Maya and other ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica – a heritage embraced by chocolate companies that...
Tags: Food, Science, Biology, Mexico, Americas, World news, South America, Chocolate, Ecuador, Central America, Mesoamerica, Cacao

Black balloons for the lost orphans

Black balloons for the lost orphans With the merciful, wealth creating nuns of Guatemala Frank.holub October 12, 2018 - 9:41am The protesters were mostly high school and university students. They carried black balloons, dozens of them – one for each teenaged orphaned girl who died while in police custody in a March 2017 schoolroom fire. Walking in solidarity with the hundreds of other protesters down Guatemala City’s 6A Calle was...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Ussr, Guatemala, Unicef, Christ, New Yorker, Mesoamerica, Miller, Jimmy Morales, Harvard Law School, Guatemala City, CNA, Juvenile Court, Madison Wisconsin, Palacio Nacional de la Cultura

How Camilla Luddington's Role on Grey's Anatomy Inspired Her Tomb Raider Character

Image Source: Getty / Desiree Navarro Shadow of the Tomb Raider marks Camilla Luddington's third time voicing the iconic character, and this time, we might just be getting the most realistic iteration yet. The game, which hits stores on Sept. 14, takes place a couple of months after the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider and has Lara Croft fighting her way through Mesoamerica and South America. But the remarkable thing about this installment is not that the fate of the world is at stake. This ti...
Tags: Video Games, Religion, Tech, South America, Camilla, Tomb raider, Mesoamerica, Grey, Joanna, Lara Croft, Lara, Jo Jo, Sarah So, Camilla Luddington, Jo Wilson, Popsugar Interviews