May 24, 2019

Beautiful Jadeite Tool Uncovered at Ancient Maya Salt Works in Belize

LSU’s Heather McKillop has found a tool made of high quality translucent jadeite with a Honduras rosewood handle at the Maya salt processing site of Ek Way Nal in Belize, where there is a network of 110 ancient salt working sites. Sea level rise has buried artifacts from the salt works.The soggy mangrove soil preserved the artifact. The tool was used for scraping salt, cutting, scraping fish and meat.

Archaeology News Network has the report here, with a great photo of the beautiful tool;
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/05/high-quality-jadeite-tool-discovered-in.html#UiuPjYemCujZj5aW.97


Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Maya News Magazine
http://bit.ly/1CeeXyu

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