Mayan solar observatory remains suggest complicated origins

04/26/2013 | LiveScience.com

A Mayan solar observatory dating to 1000 B.C. has been found at the Ceibal site in Guatemala. The newly unearthed site suggests that the Mayans did not learn their techniques from an earlier culture known as the Olmec, but developed independently. Researchers say a cultural shift took place around that time as regional cultures adopted similar ceremonial and building structures.

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