Mexico archeologists uncover 800-year-old bones
AFPCHOLULA, Mexico--Archeologists in central Mexico uncovered the bones of 12 children and adults who may have been buried 800 years ago, a National Institute of Anthropology and History expert told AFP.
December 30, 2012, 12:11 am TWN
The skeletons were discovered as the archeologists supervised the installation of a new drain in an old neighborhood of Cholula, a city located 120 kilometers north of the Mexican capital.
The first skull was found at the site on Dec. 8 and by Thursday, the experts had identified the remains of 12 individuals.
They were found buried just a few centimeters below a paved section of asphalt, said archeologist Ashuni Romero Butron, who added “fortunately they were not damaged by erosion before the paving.”
He said most of the 12 skeletons are complete, and their sexes will have to be determined in laboratory analysis.