Researchers say the pre-Hispanic metropolis they call Xiol was once home to some 4,000 people
Found in a cave in Mexico in 2012, the 10th- through 13th-century bones may have been displayed in a ritual tower of craniums
A glyph representing "7 Deer" marks the earliest known use of the historical system—for now
The longstanding tradition brings a dazzling display to the streets of Antigua each spring
DNA analysis of skeletal remains in Belize helps piece together how corn cultivation came to thrive in Central America
Why the bird ventured so far north is a mystery, but the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says the raptor's range seems to be expanding
The revolutionary may have tried to find the author's grandfather by raiding a New Mexico village—but a friend's camera truly captured her family patriarch
The Tuxtla Statuette illuminates an endangered Latin American culture
New research cites the colossal construction as evidence of the civilization's rapid recovery from a devastating eruption
New analysis of the 16th-century "Codex Telleriano-Remensis" reveals 12 references to the natural disasters
The well-preserved plants were likely used in a ritual ceremony
Was La Malinche, Indigenous Interpreter for Conquistador Hernán Cortés, a Traitor, Survivor or Icon?
A new exhibition at the Denver Art Museum explores the legacy of an enslaved woman who aided Spain's conquest of the Americas
The NYC cultural institution sent the objects to the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica as an "as an unrestricted gift"