We talked today with noted anthropologist Dr. Anne Pyburn of Indiana University, who explains some of the truly fascinating research going on in the Guatemalan jungles as new technology is uncovering old mysteries about the Mayan people. The story we're discussing is from National Geographic and, as Pyburn explains, the data being collected is going to reshape a lot about what we thought we knew of the old culture. And while the understandings will necessarily change, this grand research project is really only just beginning.
Dr. Pyburn is a terrific guest with an incredible amount of expertise that compliments this research and we are grateful that she took the time to explain a few things to those of us who understand archeology by way of Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Give it a listen.