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October 10, 2019

Imprint of several toes left on road

Professor Payson Sheets points to the imprint of several toes from a footprint left on an elevated road known as a sacbe (SOCK-bay). The footprints pointed away from the Maya village of Ceren and may have been made by Mayans fleeing the volcanic eruption that covered the village in A.D. 660.

Learn more about National Science Foundation-supported archaeological research taking place in Ceren in the NSF News From the Field story Buried in ash, ancient Salvadoran village shows images of daily life. (Date image taken: 2000-2015; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 10, 2019)

Credit: Rachel Egan, University of Colorado

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