We get to hear about a lot of bizarre things happening around the globe. In one such mysterious and intriguing incident, archaeologists in Mexico have found the burial site found at Tlalpan, just south of Mexico City, reported The Washington Post.
These 10 pre-Aztec skeletons fanned out to the edges resembling the cosmic spiral of the Milky Way. The bones found appeared boiled, defleshed and were marked with stone blades. It has not been determined how these people lost their lives.
Jimena Rivera Escamilla, the archaeologist who led the dig, informed that the burial appears to be part of a ritualistic ceremony given the elaborate and deliberate interlocking between skeletons ranging in age from a infant aged only one year to older adults. One head was on the chest of another, and the hands of one skeleton were placed on the back of another.
A release from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find might help refine understanding of ancient societies in the pre-classical period. The skeletons come from a group that occupied the area for 500 years, wedged in between the Zacatenco phases of 700 to 400 B.C., the era major civilizations in Mexico were developed, and the Ticoman era of 400 to 200 B.C.
In a known practice among Mesoamerican societies, some of the skulls and teeth appeared intentionally found to be deformed that may indicate social status, gender or attempts to resemble divine beings, research has concluded. Clay pots called cajetes and rounded tecomate bowls were also found on site, along with several types of stones about five feet in the ground, the release said.