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A remarkably intact, 13,000 year-old skeleton found in the cave in 2007 is one of the oldest examples of human remains in the Americas, and provided a crucial window into how America's earliest inhabitants lived, migrated, and died. The skeleton was recently the subject of a NOVA documentary.
The recently mapped Sac Aktun cave system on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was recently discovered to be 216 miles long. It contains some of the oldest human remains ever found in the Americas, as well as countless other artifacts stretching back over 15,000 years.
"I think it's overwhelming. Without a doubt it's the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," Guillermo de Anda, an archaeologist at Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute who is leading excavations in the cave told The Associated Press.
originally posted by: rickymouse
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: lostbook I like this thread more than the one I made about this exact cave.
Lostbook just has a little more experience making threads. You did a good job on yours too.