Mexico: A 1,600-year-old elongated skull with teeth set in stone was discovered
Mexico : Archaeologists in Mexico recently discovered a 1,600-year-old skeleton of a woman with mineral-encrusted teeth and a deliberately enlarged skull, indicating she was a member of the top class of her society.
“While archaeologists are used to finding deformed remains, this skeleton is one of the strangest ever discovered.”
According to an AFP report, experts concluded, “Her skull was subjected to severe crushing, a method often used in the southern part of Mesoamerica, not the central region where the skull was found.”
The woman who was discovered inside the ancient city, named by experts as The Woman of Tlailotlacan, had an enlarged skull and her top two teeth were coated with pyrite stones, a mineral that at first glance Looks like gold.
He also had a snake-shaped false bottom tooth, which leads researchers to believe he was a visitor to the ancient city.
However, some societies, such as the Mayans, believe that deliberate cranial deformation was done in childhood, using bindings to extend the head outward, potentially as a social status symbol. The researchers do not explain in detail how these physical changes were made 1,600 years ago, or why they were so widespread.
Scientists know nothing about the woman’s faux-golden Grail In 2009, Mexican researchers discovered 2,500-year-old Native American bones with jewelry embedded in her teeth.
Read more about other sources : Archaeology department to restore damaged structures on Panhala fort in Kolhapur