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Mayan remains reveal painful end during Spanish conquest

The remains of dozens of infant Maya remains, dating back to the 16th century, have been found in Mexico that show signs of malnutrition and acute anemia.

The 16th-century skeletons point to “a high infant mortality rate, probably derived from poor health and malnutrition,” archaeologist Sandra Elizalde said in a statement.

“Some infants were accompanied by very humble offerings, typical of an impoverished society. One of the burials contained a hummingbird-shaped figurine and another that of an old woman with perfectly detailed wrinkles on her face,” Elizalde said.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Discovery News

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