Archaeologists found the burial of a woman with a strange skull

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists participating in the “Mayan Train” project were able to make an extremely important discovery for science in the territory of the ancient city of Palenque. They managed to find a stone workshop, as well as a very old cemetery belonging to this unique civilization. This is reported by INAH.

Recently, scientists have been conducting a very large-scale study in one of the oldest Maya cities – the Palenque archaeological site. It is located in the territory of the state of Chiapas.

To date, excavations of the rescue type are being carried out in Palenka. The researchers managed to make several extremely important discoveries. For example, they found the earliest stone workshop of representatives of the Mayan civilization, as well as their cemetery. In addition, the ancient burial of a woman who had the highest social status was discovered.

The workshop discovered by experts was built around 600-850 AD. Inside were numerous artifacts. Scientists concluded that the workshop was used for the manufacture of various tools and implements for hunting, and even for ritual ceremonies. In addition, tools were made that were used by local residents in everyday life.

Archaeologists consider this discovery unprecedented. In the workshop, they found more than two thousand artifacts, some of which turned out to be unique. Due to the fact that experts discovered a huge number of chips and scales, they were able to trace the production chain, during which various tools were used.

For the first time, researchers managed to find a Mayan cemetery, which was located in one of the most important cities for the empire. It was placed around several large buildings. To date, only 46 graves have been excavated. They contained the remains of almost 70 people. The burial, which most likely belonged to a woman with a fairly high social status, attracted the most attention.

It was soon established that the woman lived during the last stage of Palenque’s existence. It is worth noting that in the 9th century, all local residents suddenly left the city. The woman died around 800-850 AD. The deceased was distinguished by her deformed skull, as well as the inlaying of her teeth with a large number of precious stones. These two signs indicated that the woman was far from the last person in the city.


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