September 10, 2017

Child Sacrifice and Obsidian Blades at Maya Site of Ceibal

Researchers have found 42 obsidian blades alongside the graves of possibly sacrificed children. In one grave the children found were from 2-4 years of age and buried face to face.
In another grave, obsidian blades were placed at the points of the compass with five children aged one to four. More obsidian blades were found on the east-west axis of Ceibal’s main plaza. In May, researchers found the biggest trove of jade artifacts ever uncovered in the Maya world.

The new research is published in the Journal of Field Archaeology,

The Daily Mail has the report here with many photographs;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4857802/Mayan-child-sacrifices-buried-supernatural-obsidian.html

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