February 1, 2018

INAH Uncovers a  400 BCE Spiral Pattern Mass Burial South of Mexico City.

INAH has found the remains of nine young adults, a child and a month old baby at the site of Tlalpan. The remains date to 400 BCE. They have been found intertwined in death, laid out in a spiral pattern, their sides and arm bones interlocked. Their heads were damaged and their teeth mutilated. Bowls, pots, ceramics were placed as grave goods. Tlalpan lasted for 500 years. The site was first excavated in 2006. The area excavated is under a metropolis, which will make it difficult to explore this area in more detail.

National Geographic has a short report here;
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/burial-pit-found-mexico-city-archaeology-pre-aztec-spd/

And INAH has a much more detailed report here (in Spanish) with a video and an extensive slide show. (Click on the small green camera icon).
http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/6865-descubren-en-tlalpan-un-entierro-multiple-de-los-primeros-aldeanos-de-la-cuenca-de-mexico

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