For what its worth... I went to Belize in 1990, with a friend who is a more than hobby Archeologist. There was an ongoing dig way out in the bananas. Had to boat around, and then drag the boat through knee deep mud for a mile or so to hit land. Way out there in the wet, the Archis had set up a camp, and were going through the dumps of a non-extant town. Their prizes were duly displayed on... you guess it... banana crates. One of the things that they found was a clay copy of a bronze chinese vessel. Complete with rivets.
Blew my mind.
And, in true Archi style, on the way back, we went swimming to wash off the mud, and had to scurry back into the boat because there was a hidden saltwater croc watching us. Then we snorkeled for lobsters, dragged their spiney selves home for dinner. It was delicious.
When you get this old, with this much spunk, you have seen things that you have to be careful whom you tell. I don't look good in white coats - conflicts with my ruddy complexion.