Treking around the Chichen Itza ruins in the Yucatan two years ago I saw extensive excavation going on around the main step oyramid revealing anotherMessage 1 of 1 , May 13, 2012View Source
Treking around the Chichen Itza ruins in the Yucatan two years ago I saw extensive excavation going on around the main step oyramid revealing another temple-like structure w/exquisite 'brick' wall beneath, one of the crew said there was evidence of even older structure below that one. This link is from the AmericanEgypt blog. Lots of current trivia such as Chichen Itza bathrooms being out of order, but this may be a web group to post inquiries, too, Robert.http://www.americanegypt.com/blog/?p=623Speaking earlier of the Maya, pre-Maya (or even earlier peoples which may have become part of the Mayan bloodline) .... The same web site produced this article w/artist rendition of an allegedly 13,000 year old skeleton (female) discovered near Tulum w/features similar to women of SE Asia. Also suggesting arrival at even earlier dates via ancient waterways.
A artist's reconstruction of a 13,000-year-old skeleton, via Vanguardia
A reconstructed skeleton believed to be 13,000 years old that was found in a sinkhole on the Yucatan Peninsula will be put on display at the new museum under construction near Chichen Itza.
Yucatan Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco announced yesterday that the skeleton known as "Mujer de las Palmas" ("Women of the Palms") that was discovered in 2002 in an underwater cave near the town of Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula will become thecenterpiece of the new Palacio de la Civilizacion Maya museum under construction near Chichen Itza.
According to physical anthropologists, the "Woman of the Palms" does not resemble the Maya, the indigenous people who populated Yucatan when the Spanish arrived more than 500 years ago. Nor does the reconstructed face from the skeleton appear to be a descendant of peoples from northeast Asia who are believed to have arrived in the Americas in ancient times over the Bering Strait land bridge. Instead the skeleton most closely resembles a woman Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, which could indicate aboriginal peoples may have arrived by boats or other means.