Date: August 08, 2018 08:31PM
I can visualize some archaeologists and anthropologists getting really cynical about them and mumbling something about "how the popular press treats science."
From the article:
>>The three Maya skeletons were found in the Puyil cave, which is in the Tacotalpa municipality of Tabasco state, located in southern Mexico.
>>One set is up to 7,000 years old, while the other two are thought to date back around 4,000 years.
Good thing I just got back from Costco with a fresh supply of bullchip filters...
And boyhowdy, the Von Däniken crowd is going to have a field day with that "elongated skull."https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/breaking-new-dna-testing-2000-year-old-elongated-paracas-skulls-changes-020914
Incidentally, I've read other reports detailing the "unrealiability" of certain Mexican archaeologists... The other possibility, looking at the spelling of "civilisation," is someone from the British tabloids had role in this story.https://www.livescience.com/41781-the-maya.html
With the "pre-Classic Period" in Mayan history, we're looking at dates of around 1800 BCE. I invite people to "do the math" on that one...