Some of the results of dives in natural pools in Belize by a group of researchers earlier this year have been revealed. The dives are a part of a project funded largely by National Geographic and were conducted in several pools in central Belize in the Cara Blanca area. The researchers are primarily looking for archaeological remains underwater and hence the dives are being held in pools believed to have been sacred areas for the ancient Maya. The team has been looking for offering from the ancient Maya and they have found what they believe to be Belize’s first recorded fossilized remains. These were discovered in fossil beds around sixty to ninety feet below the surface. Researchers have described some of their findings as including femur bones the size of a bowling ball, tusks and pelvic bones. Only a few small fossils were removed from the locations to determine whether they are indeed fossilized or bone. Furthermore, the dives have revealed that eight of twenty-five pools studied were likely connected through underground passages and are also indicating clues to past life. One of the pools was found to be around two hundred feet deep and researchers believe that more significant Maya offerings are located at the depths of this particular location. The research is being conducted under the auspices of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, and the scientists plan to return for more exploration.