8,000 year old ritual site uncovered in Mexico
After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today.
|Bison remains found in the in the municipality of Teran [Credit: Araceli Rivera, INAH]|
|Mammoth Scapula. Mohinos site [Credit: Araceli Rivera, INAH]|
|Petroglyph located in the municipality of Teran [Credit: Araceli Rivera, INAH]|
The remains were found under a rectangular stone that was covering the mouth of a rocky shelter, which is why the site has been named La Boveda (The Vault).
According to archaeologist Araceli Rivera and paleontologist Joaquin Arroyo, also INAH researcher, the remains were used for a ritual conducted by ancient people who may have coexisted with these animals.
Source: Prensa Latina [October 19, 2016]