Did you miss our Hangout with underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda? Watch it here!
On January 13th, to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Geographic Society, we gathered together explorers on all 7 continents for a live group video chat via Google+ Hangout.
Now we’re taking you right into the action, as NG Explorer and underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda leads us from the jungle into a vast cavern to reveal remnants of ancient Maya civilization. Also joining the conversation will be geo-archaeologist Beverly Goodman, who studies the interaction of people and the sea, and paleontologist Jørn Hurum, who’s uncovered ancient sea monsters and the most complete early primate fossil ever found.
And getting into the cave is only the start of the story. From there, Guillermo’s team-members will suit-up and dive into the waters of hidden cenotes, flooded caves that contain bones and artifacts stretching back thousands of years.
What did ancient people do in these caves? How did they make their art, and what did the caves mean to them? How much of this world remains to be explored?
Join us for the adventure LIVE Friday February 8, at 1pm EST here on this blog post, or on National Geographic on Google+.
In the meantime, catch up on Guillermo’s greatest discoveries, and post your questions for him below!
[List of participants updated 2/7/2013.]