Scientists find ancient Mexican civilisation sacrificed children


Blackleaf
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Scientists find ancient Mexican civilisation sacrificed children

17th April 2007



The grisly find of the buried bones of 24 pre-Hispanic Mexican children may be the first evidence that the ancient Toltec civilization sacrificed children, an archeologist studying the remains said.

The bones, dating from 950 AD to 1150 AD and dug up at the Toltecs' former capital Tula, north of present day Mexico City, indicated the children had been decapitated in a group.

The grisly find of the buried bones of 24 pre-Hispanic Mexican children may be the first evidence that the ancient Toltec civilization sacrificed children


The way the children, aged between 5 and 15, were placed in the grave, and the fact they were buried with a figurine of Tlaloc, the God of rain, also pointed to a group sacrifice, archeologist Luis Gamboa said.

"To try and explain why there are 24 bodies grouped in the same place, well, the only way is to think that there was a human sacrifice," he said.

"You can see evidence of incisions which make us think they possibly used sharp-edged instruments to decapitate them."

The Toltecs were a war-like pre-Aztec civilization known for sacrificing adult humans - mainly prisoners of war - to the Gods.

Based in the ancient city of Tula, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Mexico City, they flourished until the late 12th century, influencing much of Mexico from the southwestern U.S. down to the Gulf of Mexico and Central America.

Tula is best known today for its fearsome 15-foot-high (4.5 metres) stone warrior figures.



The children's bones were discovered by accident at the end of March by construction workers deepening the foundations of an office building in Tula, outside the archeological zone.

"In terms of children, it can be considered one of the first discoveries (in Toltec culture)," Gamboa said, adding that the children were likely brought in from other parts of Mexico.

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darkbeaver
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Central and south america cultures are facsinating ,I have read of Andean cultures sacrificing children.
 
#juan
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Central and south america cultures are fascinating ,I have read of Andean cultures sacrificing children.

That's probably why they died out and left all those pyramids and temples you see all over Mexico. You probably don't get away with killing people's children indefinitely. I've always thought that the people likely rose against the priests or whoever was doing the killing.
 
Tonington
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In the South America, there were civilizations which routinely went to war over land and water. They lived in an area dominated by droughts and ElNino weather. The Priests who lived in the Pyramids often presided over the sacrifice of prisoners taken. 15 years old isn't really that young when we consider the life expectancy was in the area of 25-35 years. Killing the children would ensure that the area attacked would need much time to recover, could be more common than we might think.
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Scientists find ancient Mexican civilisation sacrificed children

17th April 2007



The grisly find of the buried bones of 24 pre-Hispanic Mexican children may be the first evidence that the ancient Toltec civilization sacrificed children, an archeologist studying the remains said.

The bones, dating from 950 AD to 1150 AD and dug up at the Toltecs' former capital Tula, north of present day Mexico City, indicated the children had been decapitated in a group.

The grisly find of the buried bones of 24 pre-Hispanic Mexican children may be the first evidence that the ancient Toltec civilization sacrificed children


The way the children, aged between 5 and 15, were placed in the grave, and the fact they were buried with a figurine of Tlaloc, the God of rain, also pointed to a group sacrifice, archeologist Luis Gamboa said.

"To try and explain why there are 24 bodies grouped in the same place, well, the only way is to think that there was a human sacrifice," he said.

"You can see evidence of incisions which make us think they possibly used sharp-edged instruments to decapitate them."

The Toltecs were a war-like pre-Aztec civilization known for sacrificing adult humans - mainly prisoners of war - to the Gods.

Based in the ancient city of Tula, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Mexico City, they flourished until the late 12th century, influencing much of Mexico from the southwestern U.S. down to the Gulf of Mexico and Central America.

Tula is best known today for its fearsome 15-foot-high (4.5 metres) stone warrior figures.



The children's bones were discovered by accident at the end of March by construction workers deepening the foundations of an office building in Tula, outside the archeological zone.

"In terms of children, it can be considered one of the first discoveries (in Toltec culture)," Gamboa said, adding that the children were likely brought in from other parts of Mexico.

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Why is this news?

Those crazy blood thirsty muthas make the three Abrahamic religions look peaceful by contrast.

Although I admit that fundy Muslims are working hard to break the records.

The facts seem to show that climate change caused crop failures resulting in more sacrifices which didn't work, so the population eventually killed the priests and kings (IMO always a great idea) and dispersed.

Imagine how badly designed the Aztec, Toltec SUV's & coal powered hydro stations must have been.
 
Curious Cdn
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They did it all without the wheel.
 
Danbones
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Do tell...



MESOAMERICAN WHEELED TOYS
https://uncoveredhistory.com/mesoamerica/wheeled-toys/

These things were just "russian" around all over the place....

till their owners were offed by the sickoes
Last edited by Danbones; May 14th, 2018 at 06:17 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Do tell...



MESOAMERICAN WHEELED TOYS
https://uncoveredhistory.com/mesoamerica/wheeled-toys/

These things were just "russian" around all over the place....

Mickey Mouse is Mayan?

No wonder they murdered their children.
 
Hoid
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Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Their time ran out.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilgamesh View Post

Why is this news?

Those crazy blood thirsty muthas make the three Abrahamic religions look peaceful by contrast.

Although I admit that fundy Muslims are working hard to break the records.

The facts seem to show that climate change caused crop failures resulting in more sacrifices which didn't work, so the population eventually killed the priests and kings (IMO always a great idea) and dispersed.

Imagine how badly designed the Aztec, Toltec SUV's & coal powered hydro stations must have been.


It looks like it was news in 2007.
 
Bar Sinister
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I've been to Tula - it is a fascinating site.
 

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