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Q Marks the Spot: Recent find fingers long-sought Maya city

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8:56am, October 5, 2005

Scientists working at a Guatemalan archaeological site that's more than 1,400 years old have reported finding a hieroglyphic-covered stone panel that, they say, conclusively identifies the ancient settlement as the enigmatic Site Q, a Maya city about which researchers have long speculated.

Yale University archaeologist Marcello Canuto found the well-preserved panel last April at a site called La Corona.

"[The] writing on the panel opens up a new chapter in Maya history," says anthropologist David Freidel of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, codirector of the expedition. "This new panel provi

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