Sunday, July 14, 2013

2,000-Year Old Pyramid Originated In Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the detection of 30 pre-Columbian funerals and a pyramid in an ancient completion in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old.
The momentous placed in the town of Jaltipan, Veracruz State, were convoyed by contributions, animal leftovers and fossils. Also originated was a brick formation with characteristics comparable to one at the Mayan site of Comalcalco in Tabasco, INAH said in a communique.
Beginning hypotheses point out it could have been a refuge where people of the region buried their dead, or perhaps a kind of market or a center of government where different cultures combined. Its use could date back to 700 A.D.
Research leader Alfredo Delgado said the unearthing occurred in the course of production work being done in the area. Among the objects found and detached for future study were emerald beads, mirrors and figurines of Teotihuacan, Mayan, Nahua and Popoluca origin, and from the Remojadas culture that thrived in central Veracruz.
"Analyses will facilitate us to see whether this site was multicultural, as is indicated by materials found, or whether the populations were all of the similar hereditary type. "This find has great value not only for the number of skeletons found, but also for the fossils that have appeared, and which at some time were brought from the central part of the country, since in this region that are no remains of this kind," the archaeologist said.
Very large bones and teeth were found that could be from early camelids and dwarf rhinos, fossilized shark's teeth most positively of the Megalodon type - vanished for more than 10,000 years - and of the tiger shark that still swims the seas.
The discovery of the pyramid, which is 12 meters (39 feet) high, 60 meters (197 feet) deep and 25 meters (82 feet) wide, on a nearby hill, is mainly important because this is the first time a stone constitution has been exposed in southern Veracruz.

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