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Matt Malkin <[log in to unmask]>
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UVM Campus Recreation <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:30:30 -0500
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On Friday March 3 at 1:30pm in the Aiken Building, room 104 a very 
interesting presentation titled, "Secrets of the Mayan Underworld" is 
being held.
Below is a description of the presentation and attached is a flyer in 
pdf format.

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Secrets of the Mayan Underworld
In collaboration with the BBC, Sam Meacham (UVM, Class of 1990) explores 
one of the mysteries of the ancient Mayan civilization and the role of 
the “sacred wells” or cenotes, the enigmatic crystal clear pools of 
water that dot the Yucatan Peninsula, in their culture. Since the 
1980’s, over 100 cave systems and over 620 km of flooded cave 
passageways have been explored and mapped in the area now known as the 
Riviera Maya (south of Cancun). Sam Meacham, Director of the Quintana 
Roo Aquifer System Research Center (CINDAQ), has spearheaded these 
efforts in collaboration with hydrologists, geologists, archaeologists, 
biologists, and other experts to unlock the many mysteries of the 
Yucatan’s underground waterways. Come see this incredible BBC 
documentary and talk with Sam Meacham about his research. The 
photography alone will amaze you.
Friday, March 3, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.
Aiken Building, room 104
Point of contact: Leslie Morrissey RSENR/UVM


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