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The skeletal remains of an adult Maya, along with several artifacts and ceramics – reported to be over 2000 years old – was discovered during the replacement of drainage pipes on Burns Avenue: one of the busiest streets in San Ignacio, Cayo.
In addition, bone tools, ceramic vessels, conch shell fragments, deer antlers, obsidian blade fragments, peccary teeth and pottery shards were buried with the individual who, according to renowned archaeologist Dr. Jaime Awe, was a male. Of the ceramic vessels obtained, three were complete while the pottery shards included an etched Juventud-Red vessel which possibly dates the site as early as the Middle Pre-Classic Period. What’s more is that the situ, which may have been abandoned after being destroyed by flood waters, is believed to be a part of Cahal Pech, thus proving that the “Place Of Ticks” was as extensive a settlement as was originally thought.
The artifacts, ceramics and remains will be displayed in the Welcome Center which is currently under construction as part of the development and rehabilitation of San Ignacio Town. For the time being, though, locals and tourists alike flock to the site to offer assistance, speculation and support to the archaeologists who’ve halted public works until their excavation is completed.
Venture off the beaten path and explore the remnants of a civilization that once was.
Enjoy 3 nights at Ka’ana – your exclusive out-post for adventure, culture and history – as you dine on Belizean gourmet cuisine while reliving colorful periods in Maya tradition as seen by an animated Maya Chiclero Storyteller. Horseback ride across open pastures and rivers to Actun Can: a Maya Ruin which has since been reclaimed by nature. As the adventure continues, tour Guatemala’s excavated “City Of Echoes” – Tikal – one of the most impressive Maya Cities in Central America!
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Leading and moderating the conversation with a pre-written set of questions will be co-hosts Joshua Berman (@TranquiloTravel) – renowned Freelance Travel Writer and Moon Guidebook Author as well as Norbert Figueroa (@GloboTreks) – Belize’s Third Road Warrior for the Belize Tourism Board and the Matador Travel Network (@MatadorNetwork).
Learn about all things Maya – the essence of their culture and life as well as facts to the mysteries and secrets that surround this civilization that once was. Visit Julie Schwietert Collazo’s (@collazoprojects), Matador Travel Network’s Managing Editor, Blog for more information – Belize Live Chat: Maya 2012.
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Actress Kathryn Felicia Day highlights her visit to the epicenter of inland touring – Belize’s Cayo District – having utilized Ka’ana as her exclusive outpost. From grazing pastures to diverse eco-tours, she depicts her journey to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave and Xunantunich Maya City – two of the region’s most impressive and popular attractions.
“If the world had any ends, British Honduras [Belize] would certainly be one of them” (Jacques Cousteau) – and what better place to witness its end than atop a centuries-old Maya City in what was once the center of the Maya Empire?
Ka’ana’s “Overnight Adventure At Caracol” has been featured in Smarter Travel’s “10 Best Places To Be When The World Ends.” Smarter Travel, a Smarter Travel Media LLC Company, is one of the largest online travel resources offering deals, news and tips to its online members.
The piece, written by Jamie Moore – author and freelance writer, describes the experience as an amazing “bucket-list trip to see the last page of the Maya calendar” and highlights features of the experience including the Caana Temple climb, Ka’ana room replica, Maya gourmet dinner, and private-guided, torch-lit tour.