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Ask the Experts (Maya)!

From 2018... We’ve now expanded our longstanding ‘Ask the Experts’ service that for many years focused on the Aztecs to cover the ancient Maya as well. So the Maya now have their own service! Enjoy...

It always seems a shame to us that some of the questions we receive from pupils during our in-school team visits/workshops on the Maya aren’t shared with wider audiences, and given more ‘polished’ and considered answers. So... our plan is to publish the best questions, together with brief but expert answers. We hope that, as the service develops, schools - and everyone - will find this a unique resource - authoritative, balanced, interactive and genuinely accessible.

Spring 2018: we are privileged to have an expanding team of - over 90! - world-class and distinguished scholars on our Panel. Honorary President Professor Miguel León-Portilla received in 2009 from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) its greatest distinction, the Eagle Warrior Award, a sculpture that represents a Mexica fighter, presented to academics and researchers that have made important contributions to Mexican history.

A brief appraisal of Miguel León-Portilla’s achievements

2017-10-01Did the Aztecs ever fight

against the Maya?

2017-09-01How many Maya books existed

before the Conquest?

2017-06-01Why isn’t Mexico named after the Maya

instead of after the Mexica/Aztecs?

2016-09-01Why did houses

have no windows? (2)

2015-06-01Did the Maya and Aztecs take feathers for headdresses

from other birds [other than quetzals]?

2015-04-01Why did [Maya] houses

have no windows?