They find a spiral of skeletons in a pre-Aztec cemetery in Mexico

They find a spiral of skeletons in a pre-Aztec cemetery in Mexico

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

A spiral formation of human skeletons has been unearthed in an old village cemetery pre-Aztec in the south of Mexico City.

The discovery, which dates back approximately 2,400 years, was made during archaeological work carried out by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Tlalpan.

The spiral is formed by 10 burials and the anthropologists Lucía López Mejía and Sonia Rodríguez Martínez, confirmed that most of them correspond to adolescent burials, although an adult, a baby and the remains of a one-month-old child were also identified.

They also confirmed that at least two of the burials had their skulls intentionally deformed, like some teeth of various skeletons.

While the causes of their deaths are not yet known, the method of carefully placing the remains in a spiral formation by joining their arms suggests that it was part of an ancient ritual.

This theory is reinforced by the placement of offerings of clay bowls and pots, and ceramic spheres and stones in the hands of some skeletons.

After five months of archaeological work, the INAH team has located more than 20 wells in the cemetery, of which 6 of them have individual burials, mostly of adults.

After studying History at the University and after many previous tests, Red Historia was born, a project that emerged as a means of dissemination where you can find the most important news of archeology, history and humanities, as well as articles of interest, curiosities and much more. In short, a meeting point for everyone where they can share information and continue learning.

Video: Maya: The Blood of Kings 1995