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Ancient Human remains found at construction site #527535
12/07/17 05:14 AM
12/07/17 05:14 AM
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The skeletal remains of what is believed to be a person from the Maya prehistoric times, along with pottery-shard artifacts were discovered at a construction site on Pescador Drive in downtown San Pedro. The discovery was made on Tuesday, December 5th when workers were excavating the area. Since then, work on the site has been stopped, while personnel from the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) visit the island to retrieve the remains and artifacts to their headquarters in Belmopan City where they will wait to be studied.

Josue Ramos, an Archaeologist with NICH stated that there is a high possibility that the skeletal remains belong to someone from the prehistoric era. “Prehistoric means the time before the arrival of the Europeans to this part of the planet,” said Ramos. “Due to the high volume of prehistoric materials found with the human remains, the chances of it being from that time period is very high,” Ramos added that the area where the discovery was made is part of the San Pedro Site, an area connected to a time period when the Maya civilization was booming on Ambergris Caye.

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Re: Ancient Human remains found at construction site [Re: Marty] #527901
12/24/17 05:15 AM
12/24/17 05:15 AM
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NICH concludes investigation at San Pedro construction site following the discovery of human remains

After weeks of monitoring and investigating the findings of what are believed to be human remains of the Maya prehistoric era at a construction site in downtown San Pedro, personnel from the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) concluded their work on Tuesday, December 19th. The discovery of pieces of skull and fragments of bones along with pottery-shard artefacts let to the temporary stop of work at the construction site. However, construction will now resume while the team at NICH works on a report regarding the remains and artefacts.

Josue Ramos, one of the Archaeologists with NICH told The Sun that the owner of the construction site is now free to continue with their building project after no more remains were found. “According to their building plans they are not to do any more digging in the area,” said Ramos. “After the first discovery, which included parts of a skull, there were no other major findings. But if when they resume works on the site they happen to make another discovery, we will be back.” Ramos stated that while the different prehistoric and historic materials found at the site will be carefully studied, they will continue to be vigilant on the construction site.

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