Skip to comments.Ancient Human Remains, Ice Age Animal Bones Found in Giant Mexican Cave
Posted on 02/20/2018 9:40:30 AM PST by Red Badger
FILE - A scuba diver measures the length of Sac Aktun underwater cave system as part of the Gran Acuifero Maya Project near Tulum, in Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Jan. 24, 2014. Herbert Mayrl/Courtesy Gran Acuifero Maya Project (GAM) handout. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Items discovered underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet
Archaeologists exploring the world's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the Earth during the last Ice Age.
A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.
The Yucatan peninsula is studded with monumental relics of the Maya people, whose cities drew upon an extensive network of sinkholes linked to subterranean waters known as cenotes.
Researchers say they found 248 cenotes at the 347-km (216-mile) cave system known as Sac Actun, near the beach resort of Tulum. Of the 200 archaeological sites they have discovered there, around 140 are Mayan.
Some cenotes acquired particular religious significance to the Maya, whose descendants continue to inhabit the region.
Apart from human remains, they also found bones of giant sloths, ancient elephants and extinct bears from the Pleistocene period, Mexico's Culture Ministry said in a statement.
The cave's discovery has rocked the archaeological world.
"I think it's overwhelming. Without a doubt it's the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," said Guillermo de Anda, researcher at Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH).
De Anda is also director of the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula.
According to the INAH, water levels rose 100 meters at the end of the Ice Age, flooding the cave system and leading to "ideal conditions for the preservation of the remains of extinct megafauna from the Pleistocene."
The Pleistocene geological epoch, the most recent Ice Age, began 2.6 million years ago and ended around 11,700 years ago.
The eyes are on the side of that skull. Nasal passage it too large. It isn’t human.
I’m not going to try to put a square peg in a round hole, but scientists come across stuff from roughly 9000 years ago (give or take a few thousand) and they see extinct animals in a Flooded cave and ... there is just no chance in Hell that they will say, “Evidence of the Great Flood? It’s one thing we’re looking at ...”
No. No they aren’t saying that. They would never say that. Because the first premise of modern science is “There is no God”.
New evidence? Why would new evidence make a scientist re-think his premises? [/s]
Interesting that they had all these large mammals in southern Mexico but not so much by the time the Spanish got there. There were deer in a few places and sheep in some, but for the most part, meat was hard to come by. It is postulated that a reason for all the sacrifices at the Aztec temples was for meat—the meat went straight to the people of the city to keep them happy. Kind of like a Mexican version of bread and circuses. The people of Mexico are generally very small and their bodies are made for low caloric intake, which is why they tend to get large in a modern diet.
Anyway, too bad for them that giant sloths and elephants didn’t survive the end of the ice age.
Those would be humans, that’s for sure.
I wonder if they’re still registered to vote?
... vote Democrat
Forgot to finish the joke
“Those would be humans, thats for sure.
I wonder if theyre still registered to vote Democrat?”
Probably, but that was the post-apocalyptic T-800 Model 101 Terminator skull.
The Bible manuscripts refers to that earth age cataclysm (overthrow) as the Katabole. Not to be confused with Noah’s flood that came at a latter date. A lot of bible scholars date that event to around 14,000 years ago, fwiw.
About the same age as the woman evidently thrown into the La Brea tar pits in what would become Los Angeles.
Not sure what that means. But, the modern diet harms most people today. Most of that problem is sugar. Sugar keeps the hardest working Mexican fat, as it will for anybody.
Thanks for the ping.
Tulum was a Mayan port with a two-window lighthouse to facilitate landing through an opening in the barrier reef. Very clever design.
Thanks Red Badger.
The eyes are on the side of that skull. Nasal passage it too large. It isnt human.
That’s the first thing I noticed, too. That has to be some animal’s skull.
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