Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cave Divers Discover Skull Underwater, May be Earliest Trace of Americans

And as you would expect, NatGeo has stunning photos to accompany the intriguing article.

Alex Alvarez, Franco Attolini, and Alberto (Beto) Nava are members of PET (Projecto Espeleológico de Tulum), an organization that specializes in the exploration and survey of underwater caves on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Alex, Franco and Beto have surveyed tens of thousands of feet of mazelike cave passages in the state of Quintana Roo. The team's relatively recent explorations of a large pit named Hoyo Negro (Black Hole, in Spanish), deep within a flooded cave, resulted in their breathtaking and once-in-a-lifetime discovery of the remains of an Ice Age mastodon and a human skull at the very bottom of the black abyss.

Read the details of their discovery...

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1 comment:

wensiljon said...

awesome post! love it!