June 14, 2015

Oldest Chihuahua Human Burial Ever Found

INAH archaeologists have uncovered the oldest human burial in Chihuahua, a boy between 12-15 years old dated at 1200 BCE. Hundreds of stone tools were also found with him, including artifacts dating back to 6000 BCE. The teeth indicate that he was part of the Bering Strait entry. 370 projectile points of basalt, obsidian, chert, flint and rhyolite ranging from 6700 BCE to 800 CE. Many of these are types found in the southwest, but not yet recorded in Chihuahua. 17,000 artifacts have been found at the site of the burial. The site was occupied for a long time. INAH gas secured the site.

INAH has the report here with a good slideshow (click on the tiny white camera icon under the cover photo).

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