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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:16 PM

New Excavations at Mayan 'Time Capsule' Village in El Salvador

New Excavations at Mayan 'Time Capsule' Village in El Salvador
Published 6 December 2018 (1 hours 46 minutes ago)

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Archeologists are starting new excavations at the ‘Joya de Ceren’ archeological park in El Salvador, aiming to expand their understanding of the Mayan village and its culture after remains of an adult were found in an ancient tomb in late November.

The excavations will go on until February and archeologists expect to find new information about the village’s life and its social and economic systems.

“We hope that we can find new information about the daily life of the city in the area we still have to explore,” the archeologist in charge in the investigation, Michelle Toledo, told AFP. “The tomb was a surprise and we hope there are more that can provide new information.”

The human remains, found near a structure known as ‘the Shaman’s House,’ had an obsidian prismatic knife with them and experts think it belongs to the late classic period (600-900 A.D.). Due to the bad conditions of the tomb, experts took dirt samples and are still waiting for results to shed light about the village’s history.

More:
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/New-Excavations-at-Mayan-Time-Capsule-Village-in-El-Salvador-20181206-0028.html

Anthropology:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/12294329

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Visit El Salvador - Visit El Salvador. JOYA de Cerén - La Pompeya de América. JOYA de Cerén - The Pompeii of America
JOYA de Cerén - La Pompeya de América. JOYA de Cerén - The Pompeii of America



Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or Belize; In El Salvador we do not have monumental pre-Columbian ruins like those of Tikal, Chichen Itza or Copán. However, in El Salvador there is a unique and very special archeological site, because thanks to it we can have an idea of ​​what the daily life of the Mesoamerican settlers was like almost 1,500 years ago.

It is assumed that around 600 AD, the sudden and catastrophic eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano forced the inhabitants of this settlement to flee from the place, leaving their houses and belongings in such a state that it would seem as if people simply disappeared in a few seconds.

Successive layers of volcanic ash covered the area, keeping it hidden, until it was accidentally discovered in 1976.

Unlike Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or Belize; in El Salvador we do not have monumental pre-Columbian ruins like those of Tikal, Chichen Itza or Copán. However in El Salvador there is a unique and very special archaeological site, because we can get an idea of ​​what the daily life of the Mesoamerican people was like almost 1500 years ago.

It was assumed that about 600 AD, the sudden and catastrophic eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano forced the inhabitants of this settlement to flee from the place, leaving their houses and belongings in such a state that it would seem as if in a few seconds

Successive layers of volcanic ash covered the area, keeping it hidden, until it was accidentally discovered in 1976.



More:
https://steemit.com/el-salvador/@sibelius6809/visita-el-salvador-visit-el-salvador-joya-de-ceren-la-pompeya-de-america

(Text above translated by Google translation.)

Anthropology:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/12294329



Great images at google images:

https://tinyurl.com/ybcopvaa

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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:28 AM

1. Amazing

Thanks Judy Lynn!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:48 PM

2. It's wonderful the tools for discovery are being brought into service now.

So much more is going to be possible with new technology allowing penetration of dense forests, or areas which have been covered with soil and plants concealing entire towns, temples, roads, canals, bulkwarks.

It's going to start altering perceptions of civilizations which were already in place in North, Central, South America, despite all the efforts made by a Eurocentric society to pretend all that was here before was a wasteland filled with hopelessly savage, ignorant demons who deserved to be slaughtered.

Thank you for your post, Bayard.

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