Archeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Cemetery

June 15, 2007

A team of archaeologists from the NationalMuseum has discovered an indigenous cemetery on a cattle farm on the NicoyaPeninsula, on the country’s Pacific coast, that dates back to before Europeans discovered the Americas.

The site, located near the northwestern shores of the Gulf of Nicoya, in Potrero de Quebrada Honda, has yielded more than 80 pieces of ceramics, stone axes and human remains in advanced stages of decay. The objects will be transferred to the NationalMuseum for cleaning, study and safekeeping, according to the daily La Nación.

The cemetery is believed to be more than 1,200 years old.

 

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