Chilean family finds four 2,300-year-old skeletons in their backyard

Published on September 29th, 2009 | by Admin


A family in Santiago, Chile were removing soil from their yard when they uncovered four skeletons dating back to 320 B.C.

The Valdes Navarro family found the relics of the Bato culture on Saturday in Con-Con, a municipality located about 130 kilometers (81 miles) west of Santiago.

Francisco Allendes, an archaeologist, historian and former director of the Con-Con Museum, said that locating the skeletons about 80 centimeters (2 1/2 feet) beneath the ground “is a relevant find, because it serves to confirm the presence of this group (the Batos) in a super-dense way in demographic terms in this area.”

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