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Interesting Find in Chiapas

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Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:16 pm

When this story first broke, it was kind of a sensational headline declaring: 167 bodies found in a cave in Chiapas. By Friday, calmer minds prevailed when they said that they were at least 50 years old. Now it has come out that they were closer to 1300 years old:
"MEXICO CITY — A mass grave discovered in southern Mexico with the remains of 167 people is approximately 1,300 years old, the Chiapas state prosecutor's office said in a statement, after authorities had originally thought the grave was only 50 years old.

Forensic experts and anthropologists said the skulls showed signs of artificial deformation practiced more than 1,000 years ago by natives in the area, the statement dated Saturday said. Ancient pottery was also found at the site, it said.

The Maya people, who lived in Southern Mexico and Guatemala, would use planks to flatten and elongate the skulls of infants............

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