The Lost City of the Monkey God - Chapter 20: The Cave of the Glowing Skulls Summary & Analysis

Preston, Douglas
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In this chapter, Preston examines the significance of the site at T1. He discusses the find of two Peace Corps volunteers in 1994 in the Talgua Caves north of Catacamas. The find these volunteers made was of the Cave of the Glittering Skulls. These volunteers, named Timothy Berg and Greg Cabe, found a cave filled with glittering bones and marble and ceramic vessels. These bones were part of an ancient ossuary that was later explored by George Hasemann, then director of the IHAH and an archeologist named James Brady in 1995. They explored what had likely been the central burial chamber and found bones that had been preserved by a glittering coating of calcite crystals. The artifacts they found included bowls with holes punched in the bottom, which may have involved the ritual "killing" of the object in a grave...

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