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Divers in Mexico Discover Prehistoric Industrial Complex

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Kensei, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Kensei

    Kensei Master Fin Sharpener ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It was all about the ochre.

    Thousands of years ago, the first inhabitants of the Americas journeyed deep into caves in present-day Mexico to mine red ochre, a highly valued, natural clay earth pigment used as paint.

    Now, according to a new study, scientists and divers have discovered the first evidence of this mining operation deep within underwater caves in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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  2. garyh

    garyh Angel Fish

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