Trove of treasures within tomb of a Moche princess

A chamber tomb was unearthed in San José de Moro in Peru, revealing the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings. She is believed to be a priestess or a queen or both of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization thriving on the northern coast of Peru.

In search for rock art in the Caribbean

A team of scientist has uncovered new evidence of an early religious dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans in the Caribbean, expressed in early colonial inscriptions and commentaries written within the walls of a cave system on the island of Mona.

Teotihuacan skeleton reveals encrusted teeth

Remains of a women, living 1600 years ago were discovered in an area called Tlailotlacan, near ancient ruins of Teotihuacan in Mexico. The teeth of the skeleton’s skull were encrusted with mineral stones and the skull shows signs of intentional deformation.

Ancient jewellery made of painted human jawbone found

During archaeological works at an ancient residential complex at the site of Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl in the Oaxaca Valley (southern Mexico) unique artefacts were discovered. Painted human mandibles were found that may have been worn like necklace pendants. They date back ca. 1300 years.