Nearly 500 ancient ceremonial sites found in southern Mexico

Source: Science Daily

A team of international researchers reported last year that they had uncovered the largest and oldest Maya monument — Aguada Fénix. That same team has now uncovered nearly 500 smaller ceremonial complexes that are similar in shape and features to Aguada Fénix. The find transforms previous understanding of Mesoamerican civilization origins and the relationship between the Olmec and the Maya people.