Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico, experts say

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Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico, experts say

Divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.
A diver from the Great Mayan Aquifer project looking at human remains believed to be from the Pleistocene era, in the Sac Actun underwater cave system, where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.
A piece of a broken mask on the cave floor inside the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.

Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico, experts say

Divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.
A diver from the Great Mayan Aquifer project looking at human remains believed to be from the Pleistocene era, in the Sac Actun underwater cave system, where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.
A piece of a broken mask on the cave floor inside the Sac Actun underwater cave system where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.

Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico, experts say

Divers from the Great Mayan Aquifer project, left, exploring the Sac Actun underwater cave system, where Mayan and Pleistocene bones and cultural artifacts have been found submerged, near Tulum, Mexico. Mexican experts said Monday that the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution.
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