Atlantis and the Hall of the Ancients

Author(s): Zachary Nelson

Year: 2015


The enduring myth of Atlantis is an amazing example of probable history turned fable and developing a life of its own. While the subject is vast, a careful synopsis of new tales and discoveries will be presented and contrasted with the Hall of the Ancients - a purported repository of ancient documents believed to be located at Piedras Negras, Guatemala. Belief systems and archaeological data will be examined to understand the interplay between fact and fiction.

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Atlantis and the Hall of the Ancients. Zachary Nelson. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396059)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;