The Lost City of Iximaya

Today, I have a different type of lost city to talk about, the lost city of Iximaya!  This legendary city is said to have been home to a vibrant Maya population that was never conquered by the Spanish.  Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, these Maya natives continued their lives, unchanged by the … Continue reading The Lost City of Iximaya


The Danger of Lost City Tropes

Archaeology enjoys a place of some prominence in popular media.  Major news outlets often pick up and run stories about recent archaeological discoveries, perhaps as light hearted asides between more serious stories, but nonetheless these stories form the core of what most popular audiences see as serious archaeological research. Media outlets, however, have developed an … Continue reading The Danger of Lost City Tropes