Mayan remains reveal painful end during Spanish conquest
Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Admin0
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.
Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Discovery News