An Introduction to Cave Exploration in Belize

Williams, Nick (1996) An Introduction to Cave Exploration in Belize. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 58 (2). pp. 69-75.

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    Systematic speleological exploration has been taking place in Belize since about 1960. Such exploration tends to be characterized by long term involvement by a small number of individuals, principally from the USA, but with significant contributions from other countries, especially the UK. An estimated total of 250 km of passage have now been mapped, ranging from low dry grovels to large, active river passage, and two of the largest underground chambers in the world. The author assigns caves to eight geographical areas and describes the history of recent exploration in each. Future exploration problems and priorities are also discussed. Mayan word for “cave” ac- hollow, tun- stone).

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      Keywords: cave Belize Actun Cebada Cave Chiquibul Petroglyph Cave St Herman’s Cave Boundary Fault Caves Branch subregion Actun Tun Kul Actun Chek Actun Tunichil Muknal Actun Box Chich Cebada Cave Actun Zotziha Actun Tunichil Muknal Actun Lubul Ha Caves Branch Sibun
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      Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 06:00
      Last Modified: 07 Feb 2011 10:39

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