Archaeological Study of a Limestone Sinkhole:
Diving in Manantial de la Aleta
California State Parks has been assisting East National Park staff in the
Dominican Republic with the documentation of a cenote in the tropical
jungle. At a depth of 115 feet, this site has yielded a wealth of Taino
artifacts dating five centuries before the conquest. John Foster, Senior
State Archaeologist, has volunteered with this important work as part of a
Once again, California State Parks has demonstrated leadership in Park
management and protection.
"Archaeological Study of a Limestone Sinkhole: Diving in Manantial de la
Aleta" by John W. Foster, Senior State Archaeologist, California
State Parks, and Charles D. Beeker, Director, Underwater Science and
Educational Resources, Indiana University.
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Last updated: 9 February 1999