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Clues About the Early Maya Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
At the base of a staircase climbing the side of a pyramid at San Bartolo, in northeastern Guatemala, Jessica Craig brushes dirt from the upper part of a stone monument that has just been uncovered. When fully cleaned, the stone will reveal the badly eroded portrait of a ruler—presumably of the Maya community here—from about 100 B.C. Work at this site has shed light on a little known period of Maya history through discoveries that include the earliest known murals and the earliest royal burial from the Maya world.
Camera: Nikon D70 Film Type: Digital Lens: 12-24mm Nikkor DX zoom Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Hot and sunny Time of Day: Late morning Lighting Techniques: Electronic fill flash