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About The Old Explorer

This website covers the story of Author, lecturer, award-winning structural engineer, and Archaeo-engineer James O’Kon who has explored and researched Maya technology for forty years. He has combined his talents as a forensic engineer with archaeological field survey evidence to uncover the veil over the lost technology of the Maya. In 1995 he surprised the archaeological community with his discovery of a lost landmark of Maya engineering, the long-span Maya suspension bridge at the Maya city of Yaxchilan, considered to be the longest bridge in the ancient world.

We invite you to assess this website and develop your own conclusions relative to the technological capabilities of the Maya as Americas first Civil Engineers and their status in the pantheon of human civilization.

Contact: Jim O'Kon