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Crew Uncovers 30 Ancient Graves

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Human remains, possibly up to 2,000 years old, were discovered by construction crews in eastern Mexico.

The discovery was made in Jaltipan, in the state of Veracruz, the National Anthropology and History Institute announced on July 10.

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Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia

Construction crews discovered ancient human remains and artifacts in Mexico.

On an adjoining hill, a pyramid built with stone slabs was discovered. The pyramid is about 12 meters high, 60 meters long, and 25 meters wide, the institute said.

Multicultural Objects Found

Thirty graves were discovered, and they may indicate the site of an ancient settlement that lasted until around 600 or 700 A.D.

The human remains were found with several other objects, including deer antlers, dog bones, fish remains and possible prehistoric fossils.

Other objects found and removed to be studied include jade beads, mirrors and figurines of Teotihuacan, Mayan, Nahua and Popoluca origin and from the Remojadas culture.

"This find has great value not only for the number of skeletons found, but also for the fossils that have appeared, and which at some time were brought from the central part of the country, since in this region there are no remains of this kind," Alfredo Delgado, a researcher with the institute, said in a statement translated by Fox News Latino.

Veracruz pyramid

The pyramid discovered in southern Veracruz is similar to Mayan architecture.

Finding the pyramid was significant because it was the first time stone structures had been discovered in southern Veracruz, according to the institute. The pyramid shows similarities to Mayan architecture.

"It was thought that here was nothing [but] packed dirt," Delgado said.

Now the remains and artifacts will be analyzed to determine if the site was multicultural, as indicated by the materials found. It will take at least three months to get the results. All that is known at this point is that two of the 30 burials were infants, said Delgado.

Delgado said that the discovery appears to be part of a larger archaeological site that had been seriously damaged by construction projects in the late 19th century, local news site La Jornada reported.

In May, one of the oldest Mayan pyramids, located in Belize, was destroyed by construction crews digging crushed rock to build a road.

   

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