Archaeologist Sergio Grosjean stated that they discovered 137 handprints in black, red and gray on the walls of the cave on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Expressing that they believe that the handprints are part of an ancient Mayan ritual, Grosjean said that most of the traces dating back to 1200 years belong to children.
Considered one of the highest qualities of pre-Columbian civilizations, the Maya civilization ruled from southeast Mexico to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The civilization, which started to grow and develop in 400 BC and started to rise in 600 BC, experienced its golden age in AD 250-900 and ended with the Spanish occupation.
Research conducted in Maya cities shows that the Mayans reached a very advanced level in many fields such as astronomy, mathematics, architecture and art.