The maritime accomplishments of the Maya have largely been neglected in the archaeological world. Recently, NOAA teamed up with Mayan Archaeologists to explore ancient coastlines and maritime accomplishments of this vibrant, New World civilization.
Read more about this large, significant project in this article published by NOAA.
A few weeks ago, I posted an article about a potential exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum – a collection of artifacts from looted shipwreck.
The topic has created a lot of discussion and debate over the role that museums serve in protecting antiquities and hindering the trade of looted antiquities.
NPR has also gotten into the discussion with an interesting report and exchange on this topic – presenting thoughts and opinions from various sources (professional archaeologists, the Council of Maritime Museums, and even NOAA).