A Submerged Late Pleistocene Cave Site in Quintana Roo
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Hoyo Negro is a project of the Subdirección de Arqueología Subacuática del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
The cenotes and underwater cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula are emerging as one of the most promising frontiers for Paleoamerican studies. Following the end of the last glacial maximum, rising sea levels flooded the region’s maze of underground passageways and preserved a diverse Late Pleistocene fossil assemblage. A female human skeleton, named "Naia," found in spatial association with the remains of now-extinct fauna in the submerged subterranean pit of Hoyo Negro presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary Paleoamerican and paleoenvironmental research in Quintana Roo, Mexico. At 13,000-12,000 years BP, the young woman’s skeleton represents the oldest nearly complete individual yet found in the Americas.
Subdireccion de Arqueologia Subacuatica, INAH
Centro INAH Quintana Roo
Seccion de Restauracion del Centro INAH Campeche
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Cultural Heritage Engineering Initiative, UC San Diego
Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
East Tennessee State University
Bay Area Underwater Explorers
National Geographic Society, Expeditions Council
Brian Strauss and the Strauss Family Fund
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Archaeological Institute of America
Anders Family Foundation
Zero Gravity Dive Center
Acuatic Tulum Dive Center
ProTec Dive Center
Halcyon Dive Systems
Bone Clones, Inc.
Marcia Kirby and Akumal Direct
Elizabeth and Steven Bluhm
Charlie and Jackie Mann
Joaquin Garcia Barcena
Adriana Velazquez Morlet
Graham Townsley Robert Lourie