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2,000-Year-Old Pyramid and Burials Unearthed in Eastern Mexico

Thursday, July 11, 2013

(INAH)VERACRUZ, MEXICO—Archaeologists from Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute have unearthed a brick workshop, 30 pre-Columbian burials, and a pyramid at the site of Jaltipan. The burials had been accompanied by offerings of animal remains, jade beads, mirrors, imported figurines, and imported fossils of extinct camels, rhinos, and sharks. There is also a stone pyramid at the site—the first of its kind to be found in Veracruz. “Analyses will enable us to see whether this site was multicultural, as indicated by the materials found, or whether the inhabitants were of the same genetic type,” said research leader Alfredo Delgado.