January 13, 2016

A New important Maya related site excavated in Honduras

A Maya site in Honduras is under excavation in the jungle of La Mosquitia by a joint American/Honduran team..  A large number of artifacts have been uncovered. 64 stone artifacts have been uncovered so far at the base of a pyramid. They are mostly stone jars and metates decorated with animal heads and geometric patterns. The culture that resided here is an unknown one. Honduran President Hernanez was allowed to remove a “were-jaguar” head that was part of a metate with legs and a stubby tail. As a result of this artifact, the area of the site is now called the “Valley of the Jaguar.” The area is in a pristine tropical wilderness far from any human habitation. Earlier reports criticized this find as a previously discovered site, but the Honduras archaeological experts are stating this is a pristine site. There is a larger site nearby to be excavated by the same team.

National Geographic has the report here;

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