Archeologists in Bolivia Unearth 1,100-Year-Old Bones
Archaeologists have unearthed 1,100-year-old human remains of a woman in Bolivia, close to the present-day borders with neighboring countries Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, indicating the area was a meeting spot for Indigenous traders.
The millennium-old bones of a presumably young body were found lying in the fetal position and, unlike other similar discoveries, were not inside some form of ceramic urn, but were topped by a mosaic covering about 4 feet underground, the local newspaper El Deber reported Sunday.
The find was uncovered in the community of El Soto in the southeastern province of Chiquitos, Santa Cruz department, and marks progress in the departmental government’s quest to “unravel” the archaeological history of the area. Read more.