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November 26, 2020, 8:29 pm UTC    
July 05, 2020 10:55AM
A brief abstract of the abstract:

"Investigations in the now-submerged cave systems on the Yucatán Peninsula continue to yield evidence for human presence during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Skeletal remains are scattered throughout the caves of Quintana Roo, most representing individuals who died in situ. The reasons why they explored these underground environments have remained unclear. Here, we announce the discovery of the first subterranean ochre mine of Paleoindian age found in the Americas, offering compelling evidence for mining in three cave systems on the eastern Yucatán over a ~2000-year period between ~12 and 10 ka. "

[advances.sciencemag.org]
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Paleoindian ochre mines in the submerged caves of the Yucatán Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Mexico

IxChel July 05, 2020 10:55AM



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