Archaeologists Discover Two More Human Skeletons Accompanied by a Rich Offering at Chiapa de Corzo


MEXICO CITY.- After discovering a 2,700 year old tomb, probably the earliest in Mesoamerica, the team of specialists of the Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Project discovered another multiple burial that probably dates from 500 BC, which was accompanied by an offering where a necklace with an Olmeca-style pendant stands out. Also found at Mound 11 of Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Zone, this second discovery consists in 2 osseous remains of male adults, located in a corner of the excavation area of the hill. Due to the hard-to-reach place where they were found, and the poor conservation state the remains present, the burial was explored partially. The Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Project is conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the Brigham Young University (BYU), and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) through its Center for Maya Studies at the Institute of Philological Inv