The mine was mined ochre for 2,000-year period 12-10 thousand years ago.
A group of American scientists discovered in Mexico, the first underground mine paleohack age. They 12-10 thousand years ago the ancient people mined ochre, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
“The first underground mine for the extraction of ochre paleoindio age, found in North and South America, proves the extraction of minerals in three cave systems at the Eastern Yucatan during the 2000 year period 12-10 thousand years ago,” said the researchers.
It is noted that in the late Pleistocene coastline in the state of Quintana Roo was standing on, opening the entrance to dry cave, from which, to date, investigated about seven kilometers.
According to researchers, they represent the underground mine, which for generations have mined red ochre is the most popular in the history of the dye from the mineral of iron oxide.
Despite the flooding, untouched were the remnants of campfires and stone tools of the stalagmites, stone signs for orientation in the cave and other artifacts among the pits for the excavation with the remains of a mineral of high purity.
Despite the widespread use of ocher among paleoindian peoples formerly data search and extraction methods in North and South America were virtually absent.