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Dominican Republic

Archaeological Study of a Limestone Sinkhole:
Diving in Manantial de la Aleta


California State Parks assisted the East National Park staff in the Dominican Republic with the documentation of a cenote in the tropical forest. At a depth of 115 feet, this site has yielded a wealth of Taino artifacts dating five centuries before the conquest. John Foster, Senior State Archaeologist, has volunteered with this important work as part of a bi-national team. Once again, California State Parks has demonstrated leadership in Park management and protection.

 Indiana University/California State Parks Archaeological Study