Colonial burials, canals and walls found in Mexico

Colonial burials, canals and walls found in Mexico

At Historic Center of Mexico City Three burials, offerings and fragments of colonial walls with more than 500 years old have been discovered, as well as remains of canals from the 18th and 20th centuries.

The finding has been made due to some works carried out for the renovation of the electrical system by the Federal Electricity Commission, for which a team of archaeologists belonging to the Directorate of Archaeological Rescue has traveled to the area to inspect it. The aim of the team of archaeologists is to prevent the remains found from being damaged and thus recover the historic information that each vestige contains.

From the aforementioned there is something that surprises archaeologists, the burial of some children recovered in 2012 on Nezahualcoyotl street at 1.75 meters above sea level. In this burial is a fragmented skull, bones and vertebrae belonging to a six-year-old boy. The original position could not be determined because the remains had been previously altered. Associated with this skeleton have been found cremated remains of a person of about 15 or 17 years of age whose sex has not been identified.

According Thanya Hernandez Torres, the bones maintain irregular colorations which reveals that each of the body parts had been cremated at different temperatures. In this place, a pair of obsidian earmuffs in good condition have also been found, which indicate that this person was not normal, and a fragmented figure that is possibly a lizard which was also exposed to fire during cremation.

The archaeologist Julio César Cruzalta has indicated that two other burials were found in February 2011 located in Miguel Alemán street. One of them corresponds to a 30-year-old woman who maintained her complete skull, jaw, cervical vertebrae, femur, fibula, clavicles and ribs. The woman was accompanied by remains of pottery, obsidian knives, and a pot with a snake-shaped handle.

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