This underwater cave contains human skeletal material believed to be among the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas. The project, co-led by Dominique Rissolo of San Diego State University and his colleagues from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, will protect the site through the construction of a secured entrance gate, fencing, and signage, as well as to improve access for researchers by building a road, stairway, and dive platform.
May 16, 2014
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
January 19, 2012
An AIA Site Preservation Grant is protecting the significant and fragile site of Hoyo Negro.
April 5, 2011
The AIA Site Preservation Program's latest grant will go to Hoyo Negro, Mexico.
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