Teenagers these days. They are just so obsessed with their hoverboards, selfie-sticks and ancient civilization discoveries, that sometimes we worry about the young generation. A Canadian 15-year-old named William Gadoury only furthered our concerns about the next generation, by using historical clues to possibly discover the long-lost Mayan City he calls “The Fire Mouth” by analyzing satellite imagery on Google maps.
Gadoury said that Mayan cities often corresponded with the location of constellations, because of their beliefs about agricultural cycles. Young Gadoury then did something no historian, researcher or archaeologist had thought to. He mapped out where a city should be by adding the location of a new constellation. (Like we said, kids these days!) Sure enough, once he checked out the location via satellite imagery, he found evidence of the ancient culture.
Dr. Armand LaRocque of the University of New Brunswick, who helped Gadoury on the project, told The San Francisco Gate, “Geometric shapes, such as squares or rectangles, appeared in these images, forms that can hardly be attributed to natural phenomenon.” Teenagers!
Additional researchers have yet to confirm the authenticity of the discovery.