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Jan 23, 2012

Findings to be displayed on Burns Avenue

Jaime Awe

Awe says that the objects recovered from downtown San Ignacio are likely linked to an average family and will be prominently displayed at a new Welcome Center to be erected on Burns Avenue.

Dr. Jaime Awe, Director, Institute of Archaeology

“So, as we speak, you know, we have quite a number of people assisting us, obviously the staff from the Institute of Archaeology, students from Galen and from Sacred Heart that have worked with us in the past and even some tour operators, some tour guides and even Cayo folks and visitors alike are helping us with some of the excavations as we speak.”

Isani Cayetano

“Dr. Awe, in terms of the magnitude of this discovery, how would this be classified?”

Dr. Jaime Awe

“Well, you know, in terms of other discoveries this is not any big tomb or burial of elite people.  Its probably the household of a common level family but nonetheless its very interesting because it is providing us with some information about ancient Cahal Pech.  You know, we have found several of the things that they have been eating like fresh water snails and weve found bones of animals, deer antlers and like I said, you know, the bones of probably male individuals.  So its very exciting because were learning more about Cayo and our plan is that we will place all these objects in the new Welcome Center for San Ignacio so eventually everybody will be able to see the discovery that weve made.”

According to Awe, the preferred scientific method used to determine the age of the objects is radiocarbon dating; however, they are dating the relics based on the period during which the ceramics were popular.

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2 Responses for “Findings to be displayed on Burns Avenue”

  1. Al says:

    Belize has a rich history, it is just so sad that because of the crime situation tourists are afraid to venture out and experience one of the truly awesome country.

  2. Initiate! says:

    Al, well we have to add some true live adventure to the tourist experience. Coming to see our jewel can’t be too cheat and easy.

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