University of California-Berkeley: Maya More Warlike Than Previously Thought
[TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of California's Berkeley Campus issued the following news release:
The Maya of Central America are thought to have been a kinder, gentler civilization, especially compared to the Aztecs of Mexico. At the peak of Mayan culture some 1,500 years ago, warfare seemed ritualistic, designed to extort ransom for captive royalty or to subjugate rival dynasties, with limited impact on the surrounding population.
Only later, archeologists thought, did incr...