One of the oft-repeated historical curiosities about the Maya is that they conceived the wheel yet never found a practical application for it. Maya kids had wheeled toys and Maya calendars were imagined as wheels... yet when it came to hauling something, your average Maya just heaped his shit on a sledge and dragged it like a pack mule. Exciting and revolutionary possibilities were sitting right there in front of them and yet — for whatever reason —... More >>>