Dozens of 800-year-old skeletons discovered in Mexico
|Archaeologists uncovering skeletons in Puebla [Credit: INAH]|
Besides at least 63 skeletons, archaeologists have catalogued containers and other objects characteristic of the Olmec and Xicalanca cultures.
Three months ago, INAH teams discovered 12 other 800-year-old skeletons at a spot about 500 meters (1,600 feet) away from the latest find, and archaeologists say the sites were likely part of a single burial ground.
A dozen researchers are now at the Cholula excavation examining the bones and other items, INAH said.
Cholula, where 29 pre-Columbian skeletons were found last year, is also the location of one of the largest pyramids in Latin America.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News [February 20, 2013]