In 2007, cave diving explorers discovered a human skeleton 140 feet below sea level in a cave beneath the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula. Analysis of the photographs showed the remains to be those of a slight, teen-aged girl, whom the divers named "Naia"--the water nymph. The team has determined Naia died nearly 13,000 years ago and shared ancestry with modern Native Americans, despite looking very different from them. Dr Chatters will describe and illustrate this amazing site and the unique procedures required to work in this difficult, dangerous, beautiful environment and to extract its secrets.
COST: FREE to members, $10.00 to non-members, $5.00 for Students (please renew membership for 2014 and these programs at http://www.pnwas.org and now through PayPal)!
Refreshments provided (Please bring cookies/snacks to share with the beverages).
We look forward to seeing you there!