00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:25    |    
03:23    |    
Maya time periods
04:50    |    
05:38    |    
Mirador Basin area
Lowland swamps
Geographic framework
Archaeological sites
Tropical rainforest
Depredation of the forest
Mirador Basin maps
Carnegie Institution maps
Earliest photographs
Recent maps
The city of El Mirador
The interstate system of the first state
Monumental architecture in the Mirador Basin
25:26    |    
Total station mapping
Star pattern system
Size and scale of structures
Danta pyramid
The city of Nakbe
Garden cities
Chinampa style agriculture
34:11    |    
Mapping using laser scans
Structure 34
Scanning a building's interior
Subsurface radar
41:00    |    
Classic Maya ceramics
42:06    |    
The city of Tintal
43:28    |    
Sites in the San Bartolo area
44:14.5    |    
Future of archaeology
44:39    |    
Social projects in Mirador Basin
47:13    |    
Proposed tourist routes
47:25    |    
Question and answer period
Can you comment on the relative magnitude of these constructions compared to other ancient cultures?
Where is the organization and financing of this project coming from?
How will the delicate ecological balance be maintained if tourism is developed?
What architectural proportions did the Maya used?
What are the dimensions of El Mirador?
Why did Preclassic civilization collapse?
Why did the Maya and Olmec build with different orientations?
What is the political organization of the Mirador Basin?
How long will it take for the Mirador Basin to become a national park?
What are the population estimates for Preclassic Maya cities?
How were the causeways built?
01:12:24    |    
Final words
01:12:33    |    
Final credits




Mapping the Mirador Basin: Exploration and New Technology in the Cradle of Maya Civilization

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Richard D. Hansen is archaeologist, director of the Mirador Basin Project in northern Guatemala. He is Chief Senior Scientist for…


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