Ancient Remains Found in Southern Mexican Cave

March 14, 2012 / Mexico, North America
Bone Found in a Mexican Cave

Photo via Chiapas State Attorney General's Office

The remains of as many as 167 people have been found in a cave in southern Mexico.

Discovered stacked atop each other, the bones were found last week on the Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch by local farmers.

As the area is often travelled by Central American migrants heading north, the remains were initially suspected to be a mass grave, similar to what has been found in the northern part of Mexico in recent years.

Further investigations by the country’s main anthropology agency have determined that the remains seem to be part of a 1,300-year-old pre-Hispanic cemetery.

Clay artwork that could have originated from the same era was also discovered in the cave.

Remains of 167 people found in Mexican cave [The Globe and Mail] & Remains of 167 People Found in Mexico, Part of Pre-Hispanic Cemetery [Fox News Latino]

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