Aztec canine burial found in Mexico

Aztec canine burial found in Mexico

It is well known that dogs were sacred animals with a special symbolism for the ancient Aztec inhabitants of Central America. In the heart of the capital of Mexico a funeral site has appeared under a block of apartments from which they have been extracted 12 corpses of dogs, originally accompanied by human remains or simply as part of an offering to the divinities.

The authorities of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico have declared that it is an exceptional finding, since it is the first time that dog bones have been found together in the same burial.

The archaeologist Rocío Morales Sánchez has also added that what is special about the site is that there are no apparent connections with other buildings or with human remains. Dog burial dates range between 1350 and 1520 BC., at the height of the Aztec Empire. Under the buildings of the Aztacapozalco district, in the vicinity of the funeral site, ceramic pieces and other objects have also been found that have allowed the cemetery to be dated.

The first biological evaluations have determined that they are medium-sized dogs, possibly of Teichichi breed, a predecessor of the Chihuahua, and Xoloitzcuintle or "Mexican hairless dog", characterized by its long pointed ears and very short fur.

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