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Quest For The Lost Maya

Airs Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Kiuic pyramid.

"Quest For The Lost Maya" explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatán Peninsula of southern Mexico.

The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the “pre-classic era” (800-700 BC) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.

Follow American archaeologists George Bey and Bill Ringle and their Mexican colleague Tomás Gallareta Negrón as they find startling evidence of a forgotten Mayan society.

"Quest For The Lost Maya" was produced by National Geographic Television. The film premiered March 2012.

The Rise and Fall of a Civilization

Quest for the Lost Maya explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the "pre-classic era" (800-700 BCE) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s CE.

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Explore archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. 3/28/2012