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Hoyo Negro Cenote - Dr Jim Chatters - Feb 28th Indoor Meeting - Special Event

posted Feb 7, 2019, 4:21 PM by Editor SeaHorse   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 11:18 AM ]

HEY EVERYONE - THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT TO GET DR. CHATTERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE KCTS9 SHOW YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK IT UP. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS - ALL ARE WELCOME!
BOEING EMPLOYEES' SCUBA CLUB

Seahorses Indoor General Meeting
Thursday, February 28th, 2018
6:00PM – Dinner and Beverages!
7:00PM - Featured Program

Location: Rogue Brewhouse in Issaquah

Jim Chatters, Paleoanthropologist/Paleontologist, Hoyo Negro Project – A Mexican Cenote

We’re extremely excited to host Jim Chatters, Ph. D, a world renowned Paleoscientist. Jim has participated in archeological studies around in a diversity of locales for over 50 years. Jim is currently the principal investigator of the Hoyo Negro Project, located in an underwater cave in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. For myself, as a Boeing engineer in the technology field, I think this project is particularly interesting. The primary reason is that they have assembled an extremely detailed digital 3D model of the underwater Cenote that may be explored, above water, in virtual reality.

The cenotes and underwater cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula are emerging as one of the most promising frontiers for Paleoamerican studies. Following the end of the last glacial maximum, rising sea levels flooded the region’s maze of underground passageways and preserved a diverse Late Pleistocene fossil assemblage. A female human skeleton, named "Naia," found in spatial association with the remains of now-extinct fauna in the submerged subterranean pit of Hoyo Negro presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary Paleoamerican and paleoenvironmental research in Quintana Roo, Mexico. At 13,000-12,000 years BP, the young woman’s skeleton represents the oldest nearly complete individual yet found in the Americas.

More information on Jim and his fellow scientist’s incredible work on Hoyo Negro can be found on this fantastic, easy to navigate, website: http://hoyonegro.ucsd.edu/

Premiering last year on PBS broadcast television station KCTS 9, but being re-broadcast this month, will be an episode of NOVA. This episode, entitled “First Face of America” will be covering the highlights of Jim’s work. Catch the broadcast or watch the episode here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/first-face-of-america/

Come join your fellow Seahorses for a great family-friendly presentation with some good food and cold beverages.

Non-hosted dinner at 6, Program at 7 PM.

This and other club information, can be found on the club's own website at http://www.seahorsediveclub.com/

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