New World Impressions
                                   The people who once inhabited modern-day Mexico's Yucatan peninsula were remarkably sophisticated.  Their civilization was based on a deep-rooted knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, hydraulics and engineering.  They quarried stone and moved it hundreds of miles on rollers, using this raw material and incorporating it into highly refined buildings, temples, roads and monumental works of art that rival those of the better-known cultures of ancient Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2001, I traveled extensively in the Yucatan to experience the region's culture and view masterworks from many centuries past.  What I found was a sense of form, line and pattern in the ruins of