Yucatan peninsula One Of The Oldest Skeletons in the Americas Found in Undersea Cave

Yucatan peninsula

A Mexican skeleton which was ritually laid to rest in a cave that was once devoid of water, lends clues as to first Americans.

The skeleton which was discovered was supposedly laid to rest more than ten thousand years ago. It is one of the oldest such skeletons in the Americas, and was found in an undersea cave along the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Back when the skeleton was laid to its final resting place, the region was mostly desert, and the skeleton could lend clues which may shed some light on how he first Americans arrived, and just who they were.

Just about eighty miles south of Cancun, the intricate system of caverns of Chan Hol, which means “little hole”, is like a deep valley along the coast of the Caribbean.

German cave divers back in 2006, swam a remarkable 1,800 feet into the dark treacherous underwater tunnels and, quite by accident, happened across the Ice Age human’s remains ad sent notice to the archaeologists located in the surrounding state of Quintana Roo.

Over the past three years scientists under the guidance of the director of the Desert Museum in Saltillo, Mexico, Arturo Gonzalez, have been poking around and documenting the bones in place, so as not to disturb the scene and lose any vital things which might be offered by the surroundings.

It’s really astounding to think of all the ancient marvels which lie in wait for us under the ocean waves, if only we strap on a scuba tank.