A superpower of it's age the Maya grew from a marginal ethnic group to Central America's dominant military cultural and mercantile society-all without the aid of metal tools of beasts of burden. In this eye-opening program WHERE DID IT COME FROM? goes on location in Mexico and Guatemala to explore the legacy of the great Mayan culture. Join host Michael Guillen as he demonstrates the tools the Maya used to carve through limestone and the techniques they employed to build roads that still exist today. Examine the mysterious acoustical phenomena in the ball court and pyramid at Tikal and journey to the ancient city of Yaxchilan for an exciting look at the remains of what some believe to be the largest pre-fourteenth-century suspension bridge ever built. From monumental masonry temples to lavish sports stadia THE ANCIENT MAYA: POWER CENTERS is a revealing look at the touchstone accomplishments of this enigmatic people.