Possibly the oldest ever excavated palace in El Palenque, located in Mexico’s Valley of Oaxaca, has been unearthed by archaeologists. It was the local ruler’s residence and the seat of government.
A jade pendant was discovered in Nim Li Punit, Belize. It is the second largest Maya jade found in the country, and dates back to AD 672. It was once worn on the chest of a Maya king and contains description of the king’s parentage.
An ancient network of roads that stretched over nearly 250 kilometres has been discovered in the Guatemalan jungle thanks to LiDAR scans. The structures date to 600 BC and were created by the first state-like civilisation that developed in Mesoamerica.
Three animal-shaped Amerindian artefacts were discovered in Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago. The figurines are said to be 2000 years old.
A circular platform dedicated to worship of Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec God of Wind, along with eight sets of human remains were found by archaeologists at site in Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. The structure is said to date more than 650 years.
Archaeologists using electrical imagining techniques found that the pyramid Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, which is also known as El Castillo, was built atop two other structure that were possibly earlier pyramids.
Possibly the oldest depictions of Spanish conquistadors, pictured in typical 16th century outfits, were found by archaeologists in five remote mountain caves in the State of Guerrero, Mexico.
Archaeologists use drones in the inaccessible area of Caribbean islands to document the excavations and conduct prospection of traces of pre-Columbian cultures.
Archaeologists unearthed what may be the largest royal tomb at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize. The site served as a ceremonial centre in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Belize’s Midnight Terror Cave revealed around 10000 human bones, bone fragments and teeth on the cave floor during excavations conducted between 2008-2010. Many of the human remains came from 4- to 10-year-olds but over 9.5 thousand from not older than 14 years.
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