The remains of ancient creatures with elongated skulls discovered in mexico

Mexican experts discovered an ancient cemetery, several thousand years old in the state of Sonora. Burial have some features that have never been seen before in this region and in general in the zone of influence of the Mesoamerican peoples, they say archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

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Just 300 meters from the village of Onavas, in the south of Sonora, there was an open area of ​​graves. Here was the first the pre-Hispanic cemetery of this state with burials consisting of the remains of 25 people, 13 of which have deformity of skulls, said in a statement by INAH. Five faces with deformed skulls also have tooth injuries. These practices are similar to those were found earlier in the culture of pre-Spanish peoples, however first discovered in the state of Sonora, specified by the institute.

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As stated by Dr. Christina Garcia, Director research project that is ongoing Arizona State University, with the approval of the Council of Archeology INAH: “This discovery extends the reach of the Central Americas further north than archaeologists thought, based on previous archaeological finds. Archaeologist noted that others similar skull graves in Sonora were not detected. They did not find them in the south-west of the United States, places that have a common culture with Sonora. ” The nearest cultures with similar traditions are found in Central America, “she explained. Garcia said that according to historical sources, this place should belong to the old Pimas Indians. Apparently, the descendants of this cultural group of the region once moved to the place today called Sonora.

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“And in this transition, Pimas adapt a new tradition Mesoamerica, “she explained, adding that dating is done according to human remains and corresponds to the period of the Central America (900-1200 AD). Finally, archaeologist Christina Garcia noted that these data give rise to further research in the southeast part of Sonor, which has been little studied.

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One of the buried had a tortoise shell at the level of the abdomen.

Source – Institute National Anthropology and History


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