December 18, 2012 0:42
Mexican experts have discovered an ancient cemetery, age thousands of years in the state of Sonora. Burial have some special features that have never been seen before in this region and in the whole area of influence of Mesoamerican peoples, say archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
Just 300 meters from the village Onavas (Onavas), in southern Sonora, there was an open area of graves. It was the first Prehispanic cemetery with burials of this state, consisting of the remains of 25 people, 13 of which have deformation of the skull, the statement said INAH.
Five persons with deformed skulls are also injured teeth. These practices are similar to those previously detected in culture doinspanskih nations, but first discovered in the state of Sonora, is specified institution.
As stated by Dr. Cristina Garcia, director of the research project, conducted by the University of Arizona, USA, with the approval of archeology INAH: «This discovery extends beyond the influence of the people of Central America further north than archaeologists thought, based on previous archaeological finds.
The archaeologist said that other similar burial with deformed skulls, in the state of Sonora were found. Did not find them, and in the south-western United States, places that have a common culture of Sonora.
»Upcoming culture with similar traditions are found in Central America," — she said.
Garcia said that, according to historical sources, this place should belong to the old Indian Pimas. Apparently, the descendants of this cultural group in the region was once moved to the place which is now called Sonora.
"And in this transition, Pimas adapt new tradition of Mesoamerica," — she said, adding that the dating carried out on human remains and Central America corresponds to the period (900-1200 AD).
Finally, the archaeologist Cristina Garcia noted that these data give rise to further research in the south-eastern part of the Sonoran Desert, which has been little studied.
One was buried at the belly turtle shell.