Category Archives: Central and South America

New discovery, new insights into Mayan culture..

El Palmar in Campeche Mexico: It is not often that a young archaeologist stumbles upon a spectacular find. Kenichiro Tsukamoto, a young Japanese archaeologist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona, has found a “mountain” of texts in a … Continue reading

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Cenote diving in the Yucatan Peninsula

Cenote diving isn’t technically cave diving, because when you get below the small entry points they open up into immense cathedral-like caverns where it is almost impossible to get lost – so if you have an open water certificate, you’re … Continue reading

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Diver/Archaeologists explore flooded caves in Quintana Roo

MEXICO CITY.- The finding of a human skull and bones of Prehistoric mega fauna, among them a gomphothere, in a flooded cave at the Peninsula of Yucatan, motivated the implementation of the interdisciplinary research project coordinated by the National Institute … Continue reading

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Horses rest in the corral at Santa Susanna Estancia, Argentina

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The Mysteries of Easter Island

Easter Island (called Rapa Nui by the locals and Isla de Pascua by the Chilean government that annexed the territory in 1888) is famous for the monumental stone statues that were created by the native Rapa Nui population. It’s also … Continue reading

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Lagos Todos Los Santos, near the Orsono Volcano, Chile

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View of the Andes from a LAN airways 737

We were lucky to be passing over the mountains on a sunny, clear day

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