Human Remains Discovered in Mexico

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There is something utterly fascinating about discovering human remains that have been buried for hundreds of years. Like unearthing stories from beneath the mud.

These human remains were discovered in Mexico, during excavations for a subway extension. The bones are thought to be those of captured warriors and other sacrificial victims. The skulls have perforations (more like massive holes) around the temple, a sign that they were once displayed on a rack known as a tzompantli (HowjSay)

Curiously though the archaeologists found a dog skull amongst the bones. This is a relatively new discovery and it’s thought that that skull was added to the rack to accompany the owner in the underworld. A female skull with perforations has left the team confused, as women were generally not taken in war (the tzompantli was reserved for war captives).

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