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This Week in Science - April 22 - 28, 2013:

  • Bone marrow stem cells here.
  • Olympic torch spacewalk here.
  • Dutch reality show for Mars volunteers here.
  • Small fairyfly here.
  • Theory of gravity test here.
  • Maya civilization origins discovery here.
  • Earth’s center here.
  • Sea-surface temperatures here.
  • Synthetic skin here.
  • Iron clumps in bird ears here.
  • Students discovered comet here.
  • Illegal drug breathalyzer here.

Obsesed with developing and building Mayans deforested Yucatan and destroyed their own land. After they deforested the land a drought came and hunger brought wars until their civilization colapsed. Today big roads and development bussiness are destroying the jungle. It seems that the Mayans could be making the same mistake that their ancestors - Obsesinados con el desarrollo urbano y el comercio los mayas antiguos destruyeron su propia tierra. Después de que deforestaron la selva vinieron grandes sequías y el hambre provocó guerras que causaron el colapso de su civilizacion. Hoy las grandes carreteras y el desarrollo urbano están destruyendo de nuevo la selva. Pareciera que los mayas están cometiendo el mismo error de sus ancestros. www.chicosanchez.com

#sacrificio #sacrifice #chicosanchez #estela #stella #violence #violencia #art #arte #kabah #yucatan #mexico #art #arte #cultura #culture #chicosanchez #maya #mayan #mayab #civilization #civilizacion (en Zona Arqueólogica de Kabah)

Obsesed with developing and building Mayans deforested Yucatan and destroyed their own land. After they deforested the land a drought came and hunger brought wars until their civilization colapsed. Today big roads, monoculture and development bussiness are destroying the jungle. It seems that the Mayans could be making the same mistake that their ancestors - Obsesinados con el desarrollo urbano y el comercio los mayas antiguos destruyeron su propia tierra. Después de que deforestaron la selva vinieron grandes sequías y el hambre provocó guerras que causaron el colapso de su civilizacion. Hoy las grandes carreteras, la agricultura de monocultivos y el desarrollo urbano están destruyendo de nuevo la selva. Pareciera que los mayas están cometiendo el mismo error de sus ancestros. www.chicosanchez.com

#shadows #sombras #couple #parela #estela #stella #deforestation #art #arte #kabah #yucatan #mexico #cultura #culture #chicosanchez #maya #mayan #mayab #civilization #civilizacion #deforestation #deforestacion (en Kabah, Yucatan, Mexico)

tomber pour vous by garretthawke.

A playlist for the Zevran romance in dragon age origins.

Begin - Maya Kern
Eavesdrop - The Civil Wars
Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know - Never Shout Never
I Know Places - Taylor Swift
I Don’t Mind - Defeater
Unfinished Business - Mumford & Sons
Instant Crush - Daft Punk
Chasing Cars  - Snow Patrol

Columns - Columnas. Obsesed with developing and building Mayans deforested Yucatan and destroyed their own land. After they deforested the land a drought came and hunger brought wars until their civilization colapsed. Today big roads, monoculture and development bussiness are destroying the jungle. It seems that the Mayans could be making the same mistake that their ancestors - Obsesinados con el desarrollo urbano y el comercio los mayas antiguos destruyeron su propia tierra. Después de que deforestaron la selva vinieron grandes sequías y el hambre provocó guerras que causaron el colapso de su civilizacion. Hoy las grandes carreteras, la agricultura de monocultivos y el desarrollo urbano están destruyendo de nuevo la selva. Pareciera que los mayas están cometiendo el mismo error de sus ancestros.

#kabah #yucatan #mexico #art #arte #cultura #culture #chicosanchez #maya #mayan #mayab #civilization #civilizacion #column #columna #archaeology #arquitectura #architecture #arqueologia #travel #chicosanchez #viajes (en Kabah, Yucatan, Mexico)

Love being up high, to see a different viewpoint : Coba is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This Ancient Pyramid has 130 steps up to the top of the site, that you could climb.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Cobá was first settled between 100 BC and 100 AD.
#tbt — in Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico. #Mexico #travel #vacation #tbt #mylife #workout #history #place #historic #mayan #mayanruin #pyramid #me #style #fashiondiary #nature #natureart #people #art #artist #artist #create #build #design #architect #architecture #adventure #native #ancient #ruins by hydemee https://instagram.com/p/2sKRP3kVRE/

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Quando asen los mejores botas echo a mano, se siente la historias de los paises que se asen y te los pones en moda por vida. When you make a pair of boots by hand, you feel the history of the countries that they’re made from, and your fashion will last a lifetime. On arrival in Guatemala from a wickedly cold NYC winter and really never saw spring, my travel style has increasing become a uniform of comfortability and flexibility. I’m seriously thinking of dumping all the stuff I brought to only three outfits just so I can buy all the beautiful shoes I see here. Walking on cobblestone makes a traveler realize theres no sense in wearing cute kitten heels. An enormous part of my journey to get my project proteKt off the ground is accurately depicting a culture while in search of my roots, but the evolution of this adventure has also become an understanding the varient degrees of needs each community has for each style of living within a culture. I strap on my Greek sandals each day so I can feel the air between my toes while I trek through the day without worrying if i will get too hot or maybe get rained on slip and fall. They are stylish, and have lasted me since I first purchased them in 1989 during my first backpacking voyage through Europe. Here in Central America I am acutely aware that baring too much skin causes stares. A t-shirt with jeans is all you need to bring. (And Def not slinky shorty shorts). And while the background of my time here isn’t for fashion purposes, I’m increasingly researching the glyphs for stories that led me to discover that costume was a big part of the rituals and that style originated from the Maya Ancient Civilizations more than 4000 years ago. Their cultural identities in dress dates back to 300 AD in early pre-classic Maya Civilization. So goes my adapted nomad life now is growing into bringing awareness to some of the resources and people I’m meeting for a few reasons…to share cultural perspectives about my Guatemalan heritage and hope to help redefine misunderstood central America for its beauty rather than for its crime. Being useful to this amazing people, thus along the others hoping to do the same while taking residence here, I found great zapateros from the boarder town of Guatemala near El Salvador to find gems of cowboy boot makers El Rancho Alegre and Botas Y Sobreros El Charro.  Moving on to Antigua and an early morning  chicken bus ride to Pastores so I could chat with the founders of Teysha ( a sustainable zapateria design company ). These expats that stayed after falling in love with the weather and embracing the beauty of its rich resources, Social Entrepreneurs Travis Breihan Sophie Ekrich partners journeys are similar to my own. It is to be part of a solution to bridge the gap between a lost cultural identity and build a brand that stands for service. They aren’t just mere shoe makers hiring locals, they design boots and shoes that will last a lifetime while offering g a sustainable lifestyle to the women weavers from all of the Guatemalan indigenous Maya groups as well as in Panama. They come from Nebajquiche and Aguas Calientes, are from Mam or K'iche Mayan tribes and Teyhsa shoes are all made to order. Beautiful Guipils are both repurposed and sometimes just one off designed into small squares so tejadoras (women weavers) using backstrap looms don’t spend seven months making an entire dress design only to cut out necessary portion for the shoes. The guipil tells a story of the specific community and it can be identified as place of origin in Guatemala, but it also has evolved over the centuries to a modern Maya woman’s taste level. Although their technology has stayed the same, many try to design to individual taste levels. Textiles here in Central America are beautiful but shoes are a perfect way to marry the needs of North America along a shared economy.  

Going up the Pyramid: Coba is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This Ancient Pyramid has 130 steps up to the top of the site, that you could climb.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Cobá was first settled between 100 BC and 100 AD.
#tbt — in Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico. #Mexico #travel #vacation #tbt #mylife #workout #history #place #historic #mayan #mayanruin #pyramid #me #style #fashiondiary #nature #natureart #people #art #artist #artist #create #build #design #architect #architecture #adventure #native #ruins #ancient by hydemee https://instagram.com/p/2sKFwQkVQ2/

Copan HN - Mayan glyphs by Daniel Mennerich
Via Flickr:
The Mayan script, also known as Mayan glyphs or Mayan hieroglyphs, is the writing system of the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica, presently the only Mesoamerican writing system that has been substantially deciphered. The earliest inscriptions found which are identifiably Maya date to the 3rd century BCE in San Bartolo, Guatemala. Maya writing was in continuous use throughout Mesoamerica until shortly after the arrival of the conquistadors in the 16th century CE and into the 18th century in isolated areas, such as Tayasal. Maya writing used logograms complemented by a set of syllabic glyphs, somewhat similar in function to modern Japanese writing. Mayan writing was called "hieroglyphics" or hieroglyphs by early European explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries who did not understand it but found its general appearance reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphs, to which the Mayan writing system is not at all related. Although modern Mayan languages use the Latin alphabet as standard, Mayan writing has received official support and promotion by the Mexican government and is taught in universities and public schools in several Mayan-speaking areas. The Mayas used a positional base-twenty (vigesimal) numerical system which only included whole numbers. For simple counting operations, a bar and dot notation was used. The dot represents 1 and the bar represents 5. A shell was used to represent zero. Numbers from 6 to 19 are formed combining bars and dots. Numbers can be written horizontally or vertically. These four examples show how the value of Maya numerals can be calculated The value of a number depends on its position going from the bottom line upward in the configuration. The initial position (viz bottom line) has the value represented in the symbol. On the following line, the value of the symbol is multiplied by 20; on the third line from the bottom it’s multiplied by 400, and each successive line is growing by powers of 20. That is to say, Mayan numerals use base 20. This positional system allows the calculation of large figures, necessary for chronology and astronomy.

Coba is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This Ancient Pyramid has 130 steps up to the top of the site, that you could climb.
Archaeological evidence indicates that Cobá was first settled between 100 BC and 100 AD.
#tbt — in Cobá, Quintana Roo, Mexico. #Mexico #travel #vacation #tbt #mylife #workout #history #place #historic #mayan #mayanruin #pyramid #me #style #fashiondiary #nature #natureart #people #art #artist #artist #create #build #design #architect #architecture #ruins #ancient by hydemee https://instagram.com/p/2sJ-BUkVQr/