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Experts baffled over mound of human skulls found in Mexico
CBS ^ | January 31, 2013

Posted on 01/31/2013 4:21:06 PM PST by BenLurkin

Archaeologists say they have turned up about 150 skulls of human sacrifice victims in a field in central Mexico, one of the first times that such a large accumulation of severed heads has been found outside of a major pyramid or temple complex in Mexico.

Experts are puzzled by the unexpected find of such a large number of skulls at what appears to have been a small, unremarkable shrine. The heads were carefully deposited in rows or in small mounds, mostly facing east toward the rising sun, sometime between 660 and 860 A.D., a period when the nearby city-state of Teotihuacan had already declined but the Aztec empire, founded in 1325, was still centuries in the future.

Georgia State University archaeologist Christopher Morehart, who found the skulls last year in Xaltocan, a farming village just north of Mexico City, said that between 150 and 200 adult skulls or their equivalent in bone parts have been excavated so far from fields that stand on a former lake bed.

There were also indications that the site remained a ceremonial spot for centuries after the human sacrifices ended, and perhaps is still used for that purpose. Morehart said researchers found a plastic bag containing a black candle, an egg, and paper streamers wrapped around photographs of people at the site, what one local worker suggested was a form of witchcraft.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs
I have an idea. Let's bring in 10 million of these headhunters and make them citizens!
1 posted on 01/31/2013 4:21:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
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“Baffled”?

“Unexpected”

Who are these guys kidding?


2 posted on 01/31/2013 4:21:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

“GOD” has slaughtered billions of people. And “He” ain’t done yet.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 4:26:14 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BenLurkin
facing east toward the rising sun

Couldn't face west to the rising sun, so it's best to face east.

4 posted on 01/31/2013 4:28:09 PM PST by laweeks
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To: BenLurkin

And they keep on telling how cruel Cortez and the early Spaniards destroyed an advanced “culture”.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 4:28:21 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why should they be baffled over a little skullduggery???


6 posted on 01/31/2013 4:29:36 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

It’s where the priests had picnics and played Bocce.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 4:30:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin

Baffled that “native americans” were brutal mass murderers???


8 posted on 01/31/2013 4:34:08 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 353FMG

When will the intelligentsia just admit that murder is just part of Mexico’s DNA? Cortez was the best thing to e ever happen to that sh/thole country. He is my favorite Mexican.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 4:35:15 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: BenLurkin
They buried the boy by the river,
  A blanket over his face --
They wept for their dead Lieutenant,
  The men of an alien race --
They made a samadh in his honor,
  A mark for his resting-place.

Rudyard Kipling.

/johnny

10 posted on 01/31/2013 4:36:47 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

With the accuracy of so called scientists in measuring global temperature, the dating could be so far off the skulls could have been placed by a drug cartel a month ago.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:29 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: BenLurkin

“sometime between 660 and 860 A.D., a period when the nearby city-state of Teotihuacan had already declined but the Aztec empire, founded in 1325, was still centuries in the future. “

“There were also indications that the site remained a ceremonial spot for centuries after the human sacrifices ended, and perhaps is still used for that purpose. Morehart said researchers found a plastic bag containing a black candle, an egg, and paper streamers wrapped around photographs of people at the site, what one local worker suggested was a form of witchcraft.”

Are they sure those skulls date that far back? Can’t help but wonder if they are a little more recent. Maybe Montezuma the drug dealer did this.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 4:38:29 PM PST by Morgana
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


13 posted on 01/31/2013 4:40:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
"Very few rural areas or rural shrines have ever been located, so it is hard to say that this site represents an unusual find. It certainly is unusual for being the first such feature excavated by archaeologists, but it is possible that such shrines were more common in ancient times; we simply have no idea."

Funny isn’t? How if your not looking for something you rarely ever find it.

Kind of like an honest Democrat!

14 posted on 01/31/2013 4:43:28 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: BenLurkin

Barry vs The Volcano

To please the gods.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 4:51:38 PM PST by WCH
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To: BenLurkin

Fast and Furious?


16 posted on 01/31/2013 5:20:51 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: 2banana
Baffled that “native americans” were brutal mass murderers???

How could that possibly happen without assault rifles and 30 round magazines?

17 posted on 01/31/2013 6:30:10 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: WMarshal

Whoa hoss, he ain’t no Mexican — he is a genuine Castilian.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:35:22 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Morgana
“There were also indications that the site remained a ceremonial spot for centuries after the human sacrifices ended..."

Why must these self-important "scientists" always pound their preconceptions into every discovery they make?

These savages were bloodthirsty animals in routine matters, and on a killing spree most of the time. Beheading was a common method of killing their enemies, and different regional groups were constantly at war with every other group.

No "sacrifice" of any sort is needed as a rational explanation. They had to get rid of enemy remains somewhere.

Simple as that.

19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:52:29 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: BenLurkin

narcos


20 posted on 01/31/2013 7:34:28 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Ingtar
the skulls could have been placed by a drug cartel a month ago.

I first thought typos were involved and the skulls were placed there between 6:06 and 8:06 AM.

21 posted on 01/31/2013 7:44:17 PM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: BenLurkin

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks BenLurkin.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 8:51:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin
Looking "Forward."


23 posted on 01/31/2013 9:40:48 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: BenLurkin; Yehuda; sheik yerbouty
The heads were carefully deposited in rows or in small mounds, mostly facing east toward the rising sun, sometime between 660 and 860 A.D.

Beheadings. Savages. Perhaps "the rising sun" is used here as a code for Mecca.

24 posted on 01/31/2013 9:58:34 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
Thread hijack alert!!

Archaeologists say they have turned up about 150 skulls of human sacrifice victims in a field in central Mexico, one of the first times that such a large accumulation of severed heads has been found outside of a major pyramid or temple complex in Mexico.

Didn't Romney's ancestors come of of Mexico???



The gruesome be headings of some 40 Ute corpses in 1850, heads stacked in boxes,
and hung by their long hair from the eves of buildings at Fort Utah,
 has long been ignored, “You didn’t see the Indians beheading the Mormons.”
 
-- Historian Robert Carter

25 posted on 02/01/2013 12:02:25 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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