Category: Norman Hammond

Builders bulldoze big Mayan pyramid in Belize

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Norman Hammond 0 comments

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Norman Hammond, College of Arts & Sciences

A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday…

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“Bulldozing Maya mounds for road fill is an endemic problem in Belize (the whole of the San Estevan center has gone, both of the major pyramids at Louisville, other structures at Nohmul, many smaller sites), but this sounds like the biggest yet.”

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The old Maya and the sea

August 24th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Norman Hammond 0 comments

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Norman Hammond, College of Arts & Sciences

While Georgetown University geographer Tim Beach was on a field trip to an ancient Maya wetlands site in present-day Belize, his thermometer and humidity meter displayed a heat index of 134 °F (57 °C)…

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