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 bi-national team.

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.
  • Gallery of Photos
  • More Dominican Republic Research


  • Last updated: 9 February 1999
    URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~r317doc/dr/cenote/cenotehome.html
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