The skulls, all adult males, were arranged in rows and small mounds, some with finger bones inserted through the eye sockets. Carvings associated with Tlaloc, the Aztec rain and water god, were also found on the site, suggesting sacrifices in his honour.
Further research is being conducted by the Institute of Anthropology at Mexico’s National University – and we will be featuring the results in a future issue of CWA.
This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 58. Click here to subscribe