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(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists who take part in the Mayan Train project were able to make an incredibly 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 that belongs to this unique civilization.

Over the past time, scientists have been conducting a very large-scale study in one of the ancient Mayan cities – the archaeological zone of Palenque. It is located in the state of Chiapas.

To date, excavations of a rescue type are being carried out in Palenque. The researchers managed to make some incredibly important discoveries.

For example, they found the very first stone workshop of representatives of the Mayan civilization, as well as their cemetery. Additionally, an ancient burial of a woman who had a high social status was discovered.

The workshop discovered by experts was built around 600-850 AD. Inside were numerous artifacts.

Scientists have concluded that the workshop was used for the manufacture of various tools and implements for hunting, as well as for ritual ceremonies. In addition, tools used by local residents in everyday life were made.

Archaeologists consider this discovery unprecedented. In the workshop, they found over two thousand artifacts, some of which turned out to be unique.

Due to the fact that the experts found a huge number of chips and scales, they were able to follow the production chain, during which a variety of tools were used.

For the first time, researchers also managed to find a Mayan cemetery, which was located in one of the most important cities for the empire. It was placed around a couple of large buildings.

To date, only 46 graves have been excavated. They contained the remains of almost 70 people. Most of all, attention was drawn to the burial, which most likely belonged to a woman with a fairly high social status.

It was soon established that the woman lived during the last stage of the existence of Palenque. It is worth noting that in the 9th century all the locals suddenly left the city. The woman died around 800-850 AD.

The difference between the deceased was her deformed skull, as well as the encrustation 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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