Olmec bone fragments, figures and remains found in Mexico

Olmec bone fragments, figures and remains found in Mexico

Inside a cave in the municipality of Cocula, north of Chilpancingo, specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have found figures and fragments of braziers dating from 700 AD. In the same place, fragments of Olmec, pre-Olmec pottery and skeletal remains dating to 1000 and 1200 BC, which indicates that this site was used for purposes other than the funerary cult.

The Mezcala figures They are complete and they are a highly relevant find since there are few discoveries that feature this type of piece. These sculptures are small, schematic and made of stone.

The Mezcala culture It has been developing along the Balsas River, towards the limits of the State of Guerrero, and it highlights its own architectural style and its anthropomorphic figures. What has been found in recent days is a human figure in limestone that is 8 centimeters high, unidentifiable sex and, something that distinguishes it from the others, does not have slanted eyes.

There are not many figures of this type in the archaeological record, only seven pieces were found in the 80s located in Xalitla and another four in Mezcala and Atzcala between 2005 and 2007, so with the latter there are now 12 in total.

The discovery has been made while maintenance and repair works were being carried out on a nearby road and where INAH is now carrying out the rescue of the remains.

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