The Value of Small Expeditions to Regional Cave Research: a Reconnaissance to the Cayo District of Belize

Hollings, Pete (1996) The Value of Small Expeditions to Regional Cave Research: a Reconnaissance to the Cayo District of Belize. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 58 (2). pp. 76-80. ISSN 0146-9517

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    Abstract

    During a five week period, 19 caves were explored by a team of four cavers comprising the 1994 Mendip Caving Group MCG) expedition to Belize. Six sizable caves were identified in the Cretaceous limestone, west of the Maya Mountains, and surveyed a total length of 2.5 km. time spent in the field is broken down so as to show both the advantages and disadvantages of a small-scale expedition. Suggestions are made as to how future groups could benefit from the experiences of the expedition with regard to conducting significant research with a small team The MCG expedition is compared to other larger expeditions, with the results showing that lightweight expeditions are more easily finced and organized than larger expeditions; however, they may not be suitable if detailed scientific studies are intended.

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      Keywords: caves speleology Belize
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      Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 06:00
      Last Modified: 27 Jan 2011 17:22
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/445

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