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31 August 2023, 22:58

Archaeologists discover human bone nose ornament in Mexico

Archaeologists discover human bone nose ornament in Mexico
The discovery was made during excavations at House C, part of the palace complex built by the great ruler Pakal, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said.
The nose decoration was made from a part of a human distal tibia and engraved with a scene expressing communication with gods and ancestors.
The Maya often depicted Cavil carrying the promise of "Uncountable Generations", he was part of the ceremonial investiture and ascension to the throne of rulers.
The nose piece discovered by researchers was part of a ritual hoard that has been dated to the late Classic period (between 600 and 850 AD) of Mesoamerican history.
The ancient artifact was found in a damp floor structure where researchers discovered a pit filled with clay soil and charcoal residue. The team also found animal remains, obsidian blades, and bone needles.

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