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Canadian scuba diver in Mexico accidentally discovers vast, prehistoric industrial complex

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    YogyrtMaej
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    This reminds me of the Forrest Fenn treasure found on June 6th. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/forrest-fenn-treasure-chest-pictures-trnd/index.html

    This reminds me of the Forrest Fenn treasure found on June 6th.

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/forrest-fenn-treasure-chest-pictures-trnd/index.html

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    1. sqew
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      I remember reading about that a few months ago and then seeing the recent articles about it being found. Amazing that it was real and was finally found.

      I remember reading about that a few months ago and then seeing the recent articles about it being found. Amazing that it was real and was finally found.

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    Eric_the_Cerise
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    This was a short, fun read. The article does give, but does not clearly spell out, the age of this. At first, I thought it was 1,200 years old — even that would have been interesting — but it's...

    This was a short, fun read.

    The article does give, but does not clearly spell out, the age of this. At first, I thought it was 1,200 years old — even that would have been interesting — but it's estimated at 12,000 years old ... in Mexico, yet.

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      YogyrtMaej
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      I think it meant that the cave structure fully formed 12,000 years ago. I'm not sure though.

      I think it meant that the cave structure fully formed 12,000 years ago. I'm not sure though.

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      1. CALICO
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        Last I checked, there was evidence humans had spread throughout the American Continents by that general timeframe ± a few ky. It's a perfectly reasonably-aged find. Being untouched for so long,...

        Last I checked, there was evidence humans had spread throughout the American Continents by that general timeframe ± a few ky. It's a perfectly reasonably-aged find. Being untouched for so long, that's the really interesting bit IMO

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      2. sqew
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        The way I understood it was that the human activity was dated to ~12,000 years. If sea level rise after the last ice age was what flooded the caves, then that time range makes sense to me.

        The way I understood it was that the human activity was dated to ~12,000 years. If sea level rise after the last ice age was what flooded the caves, then that time range makes sense to me.

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