Scientists at the Caracol site have made many discoveries.
One of them is an enormous agricultural field system and an irrigation system.
Scientists have also found tombs which indicates that residents of Caracol practiced mummification.
A major discovery was the finding of the structure called “Sky Place”. That is what it is called in Caana. It rises 43.5 meters above the ground, contains four palace complexes and three temples.
The Caracol area was very remote, so very few vehicles could access the site.
At first archeologists working at that site had trouble finding a sponsor and someone to fund their research, but now they have many companies providing them with money and have the University of Central Florida as a sponsor.
What We Learned
We learned that the Caracol people had an irrigation system that some of us may use today.
Another thing that we learned is the residents of Caracol were dominant on the battlefield, because they defeated two other very powerful civilizations in battle.
Also, we discovered that a fire raged through this site. We know this because scientists have found carbon layers that indicate that this happened.
An interesting fact is scientists at the site have found tombs which proves that the Caracol people practiced mummification.
What We Learned (cont.)
The Caracol people lived in what is now southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and northern Honduras.
The red area on this map is where the Caracol people inhabited Central America.