Article: Lasers reveal Maya war ruins

“ARCHAEOLOGISTS GUIDED BY laser images of a remote region of northern Guatemala have discovered 20-foot-high walls, watchtowers, and other evidence that ancient Maya societies waged large-scale warfare over many years. The finds have upended long-established impressions of a civilization that tamed the jungle and built thriving cities, then declined and disappeared beneath the dense tropical forest.”

This prescribed title is focused on differentiating between change and progress within an AOK. This RLE can work for May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #2 in the following ways:

  • Whether changing beliefs about the Mayans are progress or not
  • Whether changes in methodology in archaeology are progress or not
  • How present-day Mayans view the changes in view of their culture and if they see it as progress or not