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Notes From Earth: Our Ancestors, the Acoustical Engineers

Ancient builders designed subterranean soundscapes as stirring as any special effect. When priests at the temple complex of Chavín de Huántar in central Peru sounded their conch-shell trumpets 2,500 years…

Sustainable Tech Saw Ancient Maya Through Drought

For four months out of every year in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, the skies dried up and no rain fell. Nevertheless, this metropolis in what is now Guatemala…

Ancient Maya Temples Were Giant Loudspeakers?

Complexes may have used acoustic design to broadcast—and disorient. Centuries before the first speakers and subwoofers, ancient Americans—intentionally or not—may have been turning buildings into giant sound amplifiers and distorters…

Suppressed By Scholars: Twin Ancient Cultures On Opposite Sides Of The Pacific

By Richard Cassaro One of the greatest archaeological riddles—and one of the grossest academic omissions—of our time is the untold story of the parallel ruins left by two seemingly unrelated ancient civilizations: the…