Dating is warfare
The team thinks it was the work of the nearby city of Naranjo, likely angry that Witzna had declared independence from them.In Naranjo, archaeologists found a stela bearing both the name Bahlam Jol and the phrase “puluuy,” which in this context means “it burned.” The phrase has shown up elsewhere marking the destruction of cities, the researchers say, and it’s further evidence that Witzna was destroyed by Naranjo.Warfare during this period was traditionally thought of as somewhat ritualistic in nature, far from the kind of raze and burn aggression that defined the next era of Maya society, when people started to abandon cities.During the Classic period, major city-states like Tikal and Caracol would embark on campaigns of annexation, but their conquests wouldn’t typically result in total destruction.Cross-play will be added for the first time in the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will also feature a realistic night vision which will enable the players to see in actual night vision.Earlier games used to a green filter over their gameplay to simulate the effect of night vision.And a new paper in By pairing data from sediment cores with both written records from the Maya and archaeological evidence, a team of researchers says they’ve pieced together a tale of all-out warfare and near-complete destruction at a Maya city called Witzna.Located in the north-eastern corner of Guatemala, near Tikal, the city was small but thriving for hundreds of years during the Classic period.
But scientists say this understanding of the Maya is still overly simplistic.
Right after the fire, those things vanished.“Following this fire event, all of our indications of humans in the watershed …
essentially turn on a dime right at that same horizon and start to decrease dramatically,” he says. Excavations at Witzna, called Bahlam Jol by the Maya, show that the major structures at the site had all been burned.
There’s even a date for the city’s death, thanks to the extremely accurate calendars the Maya kept: May 21, 697 A. Following the battle, which study co-author Francisco Estrada-Belli says likely involved large armies and a siege, the population of Witzna seems to have been absorbed into Naranjo.
They may have been taken as slaves, a not-uncommon practice among the Maya.