So remember a while ago I showed you that they are digging up the main streets in Cayo? Well this week, they dug smack into a Mayan site. Belize is covered with Mayan artifacts; what makes this one interesting is the fact that Cayo is sitting on top of it, and also cause they found some human bones.
(Actually, we have a ton of Mayan ruins on the farm. They look like this:
[the grassy part]. You can't plant corn there cause its a pile of rocks. All the ones on the farm have been checked out, though.)
Anyways, I went down to have a look. Apparently I missed the bones by about 20 minutes: they had just been taken into storage.
This is the main street. Notice, once again: no construction barriers. At first I thought all these guys were just hanging around. Then I realized they are the archeologists! Construction is obviously continuing—the backhoe would take a bucket of dirt and dump it on the side. Then the men would quickly sift through it with their tools.
The rest of the archeologists were hanging out at a nearby restaurant having some beers. They let me take a look at todays find: some partial pots.
I would love to know how old these are. It could be anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand years old-- the Mayans have been in Belize a long time.
This is such a cool thing about Belize. There aren’t boundaries. If you want to wander over to an excavation site and chat with the workers, go right ahead (bonus if you’re a tall gringa- everyone will talk to you :)