posted on May, 13 2010 @ 07:47 PM
Crikey a blast from the past! I spent 3 months in Belize years ago doing voluntary work, conservation etc. we had a day trip to Caracol and met Dr.
Chase and his students who were at that time excavating a grave containing a few Mayan bodies/skeletal remains, they were particularly interested in
one female because she was wearing Jade jewellery and he said it was very unusual as only the men and Royalty wore Jade.
There is loads still to find, I can vouch for that, a few of us went caving and found ancient pots and plates, some glazed - we left them where we
found them. I even found what I believe to be 2 Mayan beads whilst washing in a river along with bits of broken pottery.
because I saw a lot of ruins (unfortunately most look like rubble under vines) you get used to seeing where they built these temples etc and I noticed
it was usually on a high point/hill or on an incline, you would always find pieces of pottery or rubble at the top or near the top.
A place (dead end road) called Las Cuevas 2 hours drive from San Ignacio is a scientific research station, I believe it is owned by The Natural
History Museum, we helped build the ornithologists a tower so that they could study the flightpaths of birds and see what effect deforestation had on
them. I spent 3 weeks up and down that 30ft tower, I used to stand at the top looking into the distance over the jungle, I noticed that at roughly 11
- 11.30am each day when the sun shone, a clear line could be seen through the jungle leading straight up the middle of a hill in the distance, I
believe the area I was looking at to be virgin forest, Its a shame I never got the chance to investigate .
If anyone here gets the chance to go there, make sure you check the hills, check caves too and near rivers, there is always something to find!