Rare Textiles From Honduras Ruins Suggests Mayans Produced Fine Fabrics

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 20:14 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Very few textiles from the Mayan culture have survived, so the treasure trove of fabrics excavated from a tomb at the Copán ruins in Honduras since the 1990s has generated considerable excitement. One textiles conservator spent a month at the site in 2004 examining 100 textile samples found in a tomb, and since then she has been analyzing tiny fragments of 49 samples she brought back to her lab to see what she could learn from them. The tomb was of a woman of high status who was buried during the 5th century.

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