Short takes in this month's Anthropology News (September 2007):
Apocalypto in Cobá
The local views of the Hollywood presentation of the Maya may not make comfortable reading, but the fact remains that the only outsiders who get the thumbs up in Cobá are anthropologists and Mel Gibson.
Gibson's Apocalypto as an Act Against the Maya
Mel Gibson' s film goes to great strides to appear accurate, and in so doing endangers recent advances the Maya have made to overcome some of the still-felt consequences of conquest and colonization.
Unfortunately these articles are not (yet) available on the the Web.
- When first we heard about it (our blog post).