Mayans Might Have Created Artificial Lakes

Posted by on August 26th, 2010


Researchers have found that Mayans protected their drinking water by installing a layer of ceramic shards. Pretty crafty…

If so, that would be a minor sensation — merely due to the quantity of ceramics required. The aguadas in Uxul were each as large as ten Olympic-size pools. Maybe there used to be even more artificial lakes. After all, the precious commodity had to be enough to last a population of at least 2,000 through the 3-month dry season.

Mayans! What will they have thought of next!

2 Responses to “Mayans Might Have Created Artificial Lakes”

  1. exodus Says:


  2. Josh Bulloc Says:

    The end of the world.

    Josh Bulloc
    Kansas City, MO