In a recent archeological excavation in the Tabasco state of Mexico, around 116 Mayan burials were discovered, 66 of which were deposited in funeral ballot boxes while the rest were scattered around the urns.
Archeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), who were involved in this excavation, claimed that this finding is very important. They believe that the finding represents the reclaimed greater skeletal sample in that region of the Mayan area, which could be an associated pre-Hispanic cemetery to this culture.
Possibly, the 66 found in the ballot boxes correspond to individuals pertaining to the Mayan elite and the 50 rest - that were rich in diverse positions around and on the foot of them to their companions, stated archaeologist Ricardo Armijo, coordinator of the archaeological rescue.
The funeral deposits were found underneath three mounds in the area that had been devastated previously by agricultural activities.
The preliminary analysis of these materials suggests burials would have them between 1.161 and 1.200 years of antiquity, since they correspond to the Terminal Classic period, said Armijo.
However, detailed studies to confirm the theory are yet to be carried out. Get a glimpse of the archeological findings below: