A MAW IN THE DARK
El Pit/The Pit Cenote at night.
Yucatán’s countless flooded and
collapsed karst caves and cave
systems – some of which can ex-
tend hundreds of kilometers – are
a popular destination for cave
vers. In their formerly inaccessible
depths, archaeologists and anthro-
pologists find proof of an early, pre-
mayan settlement of the Americas
during the Ice Age.