Finding Evidence Of The Lost Maya
At the peak of Maya civilization, something like ten million people lived on the Yucutan Peninsula. Fewer than a million live there now, near the ruins of Maya culture.
We know of it now, but the whole story of the Maya people was lost for hundreds of years.
Explorers found it again in the middle of the 19th century, a tale told in William Carlsen's book Jungle of Stone. Carlsen joins us to talk about the journey of discovery, and the great significance of the uncovering of Maya ruins.