Hikers discovered 20 human skeletons, of which some were in black plastic bags, at a beach in Chubut Province, Southern Argentina.
The pair was riding a quad bike along a restricted area of the coast. They found the human remains scattered in the sand and some were placed inside bags. The tourists took photos and informed the authorities. The Chubut Police Chief explained on social media that the skeletons dated back to 3000 BC and were being studied by anthropologists from the National Centre of Patagonia. The Pre-Hispanic human remains were located in the dunes near Colombo Beach. According to a spokesman they came to the surface and were scattered by strong winds over the last few days. Archaeologists working on the site, part of a protected area with restricted access, left the bags behind. An investigation will now follow over the alleged lack of care for the historical artefacts and cause for its abandonment.
(after Express & CEN)