Cacao Not Only for the Gods: New Insights Into Ancient Maya

Ancient maya preparing cacao.

Among the ancient Maya, cacao was not a food exclusive to the elite, but was important and common to all. (Image: Justin Kerr via

Ancient Maya Built Sophisticated Water Filters

UC researchers set up equipment to take sediment samples.

UC researchers Nicholas Dunning, left, Vernon Scarborough, and David Lentz set up equipment to take sediment samples during their field research at Tikal. (Image: via Liwy Grazioso Sierra)