Petroglyphs in Jácana, Ponce, Puerto Rico
on the pictures
Mountjoy sits next to stones etched with ancient
petroglyphs and graves that reveal unusual burial methods in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
The archaeological find, one of the best-preserved pre-Columbian sites found in
the Caribbean, form a large plaza measuring some 130 feet by 160 feet that could
have been used for ball games or ceremonial rites, officials said.
| US archaeologist
shows the site where a team of archaeologists,
from US and Puerto Rico, found stones etched with ancient petroglyphs and graves
that reveal unusual burial methods in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.
artifacts and rock-carvings
considered a "once-in-a-lifetime"
discovery were found in southern Puerto Rico last year as the U.S. Army Corp
of Engineers built a dam.
Puerto Rico archeological find mired