Ancient Maya Wetland Field System at Birds of Paradise (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption Pictured is the Birds of Paradise (BOP) ancient Maya wetland field system and parts of the nearby Maya sites of Gran Cacao (bottom-left) and Akab Muclil (top-left) in Northwestern Belize. The authors created this image from a lidar-derived digital elevation model (DEM); a semi-transparent hillshaded DEM overlays a colorized DEM with a color stretch that emphasizes anthropogenic features. Credit Image courtesy of T. Beach et al. (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.