Laser scans finds Mayan ‘megalopolis’ in Guatemala

Q: Laser scans have revealed more than 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures that were part of a vast network of cities, fortifications, farms, and highways hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala. Where is the Central American nation of Guatemala?

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Q: Researchers used  high-tech, airplane-based LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”) to scan areas in the Maya Biosphere Reserve on Guatemala’s northern border with . . .

A. Belize

B. El Salvador

C. Honduras

D. Mexico

Q: Archaeologists are calling the discovery a “game changer”  in their study of one of the great native American civilizations that existed before the arrival of Europeans. What modern nation was the center of the Inca Empire?

A. Brazil

B. Mexico

C. Peru

D. United States

Q: While the Mayan civilization was based in the jungles of Central America, the Incas were based in what mountain range that runs the length of South America?

A. Andes

B. Apennines

C. Appalachians

D. Atlas

Q: The Maya abandoned most of their large cities by the year 900, long before the arrival of Europeans. What happened to the Maya people?

A. They have disappeared

B. They number in the millions

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