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.”

May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #3 is based on labels and how they have a positive and negative impact on knowledge. This RLE has a few different links to labels:

  • How labels have been used to describe Mayan archaeology / civilization what effect this has on knowledge
  • How the new research in this RLE has resulted in changes in labels and what effect this has on knowledge