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16th century burials unearthed in Mexico


The remains of 7 people, mostly children, buried in the 16th century have been uncovered near Zacatecas, Mexico.

“Five of the burials belong to children approximately between one and five years of age”, added the archeologist Marco Antonio Santos Ramirez.

The interesting part, added the director of the Archeological Project Las Ventanas, is that the chronicles indicate that women, infants and elder Caxcans were the settlers of these sites while the young men participated in the Mixton War in 1541 and 1542.

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Story: Cristina Perez Ayala, Art Daily | Photo: INAH

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