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12,000-year-old remains analyzed in Mexico

The 12,000-year-old remains of a girl recovered from an underwater cave in Mexico has undergone new analysis by a team of researchers. The bones show that the girl, whom researchers nicknamed Naia, is likely to have travelled long distances on foot, but didn’t carry much on her journeys. The skeleton also

Ancient palace excavated in Oaxaca

A 2,300-year-old palace in Mexico's Valley of Oaxaca has been excavated by a team of researchers from the American Museum of Natural History. Remnants of a royal palace in southern Mexico, dating to between around 2,300 and 2,100 years ago, come from what must have been one of the Americas’ earliest

1,700-year-old tomb founr in western Mexico

Renovation of a church in western Mexico has led to the discovery of a 1,700-year-old tomb containing an elaborate headdress figurine. Archaeologists discovered the ancient tomb, which dates to the Comala Period (between 0 and A.D. 500), during work to remodel a Seventh-day Adventist church in Colima, Mexico. The archaeologists uncovered

1,500-year-old domesticated turkey remains found in Mexico

The remains of domesticated turkeys which date back 1,500 years have been found at a Zapotec site in Oaxaca, Mexico. The archaeologists described excavating the remains of adult and juvenile turkeys; whole, unhatched eggs; and eggshell fragments from two residential structures dated between A.D. 300 and 1200. The locations and context

2,000-year-old cave burial found in Mexico

Artifacts and human remains have been found in a cave in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. Archaeologists called to investigate a cave on a rancher’s property have discovered an unusual burial that’s providing new insights into the ways of some of the earliest farmers of the Chihuahuan Desert. In the cave, researchers

Shipment of 16th-century Chinese porcelain found in Mexico

Thousands of fragments of 400-year-old Chinese porcelain have been found by archaeologists working in the Old Quarter of Acapulco. Mexican archaeologists have uncovered thousands of fragments of a 400-year-old shipment of Chinese "export-quality porcelain" that was long buried in the Pacific Coast port of Acapulco. The shipment of rice bowls, cups, plates

Decorated human jaw found in Mexico

A 1,300-year-old carved and painted human jaw has been found at a Zapotec site in southern Mexico. When archaeologists excavated the complex, they found that it had been inhabited for at least 400 years. "We think that these residences were occupied by a series of families that were related to each