Cenote survey turns up Maya sacrificial victims
Published on May 27th, 2011 | by Admin0
Bone remains of at least six individuals – “probably sacrificed during a couple of intense periods of water shortages between 900-1,200 years ago” – as well as ceramic objects, jade and shell beads, flint knives and animal bones, were found at the site.
At the bottom of the cenote, at a depth of about 50 meters (165 feet), archaeologists also found bone remains of another 20 individuals and more than 100 animal bones, ceramic objects and sculptures, “most notably one of a standard bearer with features similar to (that of) a jaguar,” INAH said.
Archaeologists also discovered another figure with “goggled eyes, similar to the faces that appear on the Tlaloc-type vessels” found at the Balankanche network of sacred caves, also in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Story: Fox News Latino | Photo: EFE/Autonomous University of the Yucatan”s Underwater Archaeology Team/INAH