July 13, 2018

Preserved 700 BCE Graves Uncovered Near Mexico City

INAH has uncovered 26 graves at a site near Copilco, south of Mexico City.  11 of them are in the form of a truncated cone. The site was also used for storage of grains and artifacts. 130 figurines have been uncovered. Most depict pregnant women and also children painted in red, yellow and black. The site was protected from the huge volcanic Xictle explosion circa 245-315 CE. The site may have been a specialized site for infant care by the women at Copilco. INAH is undertaking chemical and pollen analysis to confirm the pre-natal care idea.

Archaeology News Network has the report here with great photos;
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/06/2700-years-old-graves-discovered-in.html

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