Unnamed civilization’s tombs found in Panama

Published on December 28th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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This is a super interesting find: Archaeologists working in Central America have found tombs from an unnamed civilization currently known at the “Golden Chiefs”.

The team also uncovered a grisly clue as to how the apparent sacrifices might have met their fates, though forensic analysis is still underway.

“A vessel full of bones of a blowfish [pufferfish], Guentheridia formosa, was found near the bodies—it is a very poisonous fish,” added Mayo, who also serves as president of the El Caño Foundation.

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Story: James Owen, National Geographic News | Photo: David Coventry, National Geographic

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