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Mayan temple excavation, 1910s

Mayan temple excavation, 1910s

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AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Mayan temple excavation in Chiapas, Mexico. Worker (background) excavating at a site named 'Temple of the Inscriptions', with a carving in the foreground. The Maya were an ancient Mesoamerican civilization that inhabited southern Mexico and nearby areas for thousands of years from the second millennium BC to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Photographed in the period 1913 to 1917 by US anthropologist John Alden Mason (1885-1967).

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