November 25, 2018

First Human Remains Uncovered at the Maya Site of Joya De Ceren in El Salvador

The first human remains have been found at the volcanic ash covered Maya site of Joya De Ceren in El Salvador.. The burial is from the Late Classic era (600-900 CE). These are the first human remains found at the site after 40 years of excavations. An obsidian knife was also found with the remains. The site was buried by a volcanic eruption in 650 CE.
Archaeologists will now extend excavations in the same area the human remains were found.

Archaeology News Network has the report here with many good photos;

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Maya News on Tumblr

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