Archaeologists Find Trove Of Maya Artifacts Dating Back 1,000 Years

Archaeologist Guillermo de Anda checks out the third group of discovered archaeological materials in the cave. Courtesy of Karla Ortega

Archaeologist Guillermo de Anda checks out the third group of discovered archaeological materials in the cave. Courtesy of Karla Ortega

Mexican archaeologists announced last week that they discovered a trove of more than 200 Maya artifacts beneath the ancient city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico.

The discovery of the Yucatán Peninsula cave – and the artifacts, which appear to date back to 1,000 A.D. – was not the team's original goal, National Geographic Explorer Guillermo de Anda, who helped lead the team, told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro for Weekend Edition . . .

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