Skip to comments.Mexican archaeologists discover the tomb of a pre-hispanic governor in Copalita
Posted on 10/12/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The sepulcher of an individual that (possibly) governed a place known today as Bocana del Río Copalita in Huatulco, Oaxaca, 1300 years ago, was discovered by investigators of the ceremonial area of this archaeological site. Here another 38 burials were found, some of which were individuals whom they believe part of the elite.
...archaeologists found a sepulcher made with masonry's stone blocks of about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) high and 1 meter (3.28 feet) wide. The sepulcher contained the skeleton of an individual, presumably of the male sex who was between 20 and 23 years old at death... estimated to date back to 700 AD and although cultural affiliation has not been yet determined, it could be associated to ancient groups that were in contact with Zapotecs of the Valles Centrales in Oaxaca.
INAH's archaeologist elaborated about the offerings found which were accompanying the skeleton, among which a severed femur believed to have been used as a baton...
The specialist at INAH-Oaxaca Center explained that over the female skeleton were four pots, one of which is a bowl decorated with a glyph in a relief that has the representation of an owl between two snakes, an image that is repeated in the contour of the piece and which is associated to ancient Zapotecs from the Valles Centrales in Oaxaca.
Matadamas Diaz added that in the base of the same piece they found symmetrical figures of an alligator opening its jaws; within the jaws is the face of a man who has a scroll with a word in front of him, possibly related to cultures from the coast of Huatulco.
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INAH's archaeologist elaborated about the offerings found which were accompanying the skeleton. Photo: Raul Matadamas Diaz/INAH.
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pre-hispanic??? So they were illegals before being illegal was cool . . . and lucrative.
“You know, this was Jane’s favorite pot. It has all kinds of crazy stuff on it. You want it?”
“No way! It’s hideous.”
“Well, what are we going to do with the stupid thing? Nobody wants it.”
” I don’t know. Throw it in with her if she liked it so damn much.”