James O’Kon, P.E. has pursued a lifelong passion for Maya archaeology and he has combined his unique professional engineering experience with the search for lost Maya technology. He has applied his engineering talents to explore and investigate Maya sites located deep in the dense rainforest. Traveling by dugout canoe, hacking his way through the tangled jungle while fighting off millions of insects and sleeping in tents, his search went on for lost secrets of Maya technology. With the collected field data he was able to utilize digital tools, along with his creative engineering skills, to verify feats of Maya engineering and virtually reconstruct the mysteries of Maya engineering technologies. His breakthrough revelation in Maya engineering projects was the discovery of the ruins of a Maya suspension bridge over the Usumacinta River at the ancient Maya city of Yaxchilan, dividing Mexico from Guatemala. The discovery and proof of the existence of this Maya bridge is the topic of this History Channel production. His discoveries in Maya technology have been recognized in National Geographic Magazine and the monthly magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers, "Civil Engineering" in addition to other scholarly publications. His ability to 'reverse engineer' complex distressed buildings and identify the cause of the distress has enabled him to discover, dissect, analyze and reconstruct lost Maya technologies. He brought all these special talents to the research and writing of his book, "The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology." Visit his website at: http://www.theoldexplorer.com/
At the top of the show, Anastasia presents our Starseed News segment, bringing current events of interest to starseed, and sharing letters from our community. Rene Barnett will be stopping by briefly to share her upcoming France excursion.