Sacred Maya pools of Belize under research

The research team led by archeologist Lisa Lucero from the University of Illinois will be the 1st to dive the sacred pools of the southern Maya lowlands.

More than 20 years have been spent by Lucero to study settlements and sacred sites that were important to the Maya in Belize. Also, he has been studying works under the auspices of the Institute of Archeology, which is part of the National Institute of Culture and History, Government of Belize.

The sediment samples that will be taken after mapping for fragile Maya artifacts will provide a record of changes in surface and water conditions. The divers will videotape and map the pools as well as the artifacts they find.

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