Mayan remains reveal painful end during Spanish conquest

Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Admin


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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