A pile of ancient skulls was found in Mexico. On Jan. 26, Yahoo! News reported that archaeologists found the skulls which date between A.D. 600 and 850. The discovery could provide a lot of information about the history of the area as the skulls are believed to have belonged to human sacrifice victims. Some think that the discoveries made here could "shatter existing notions about the ancient culture of the area."
"It's absolutely remarkable to think about this little nothing on the landscape having potentially evidence of the largest mass human sacrifice in ancient Meso-America," said Christopher Morehart, an archaeologist at Georgia State University.
The pile of ancient skulls were found in an empty field where a vast lake once ran through. It was miles from the nearest major city back in the day. Over 150 skulls have been found in this location -- an area where the local Teotihuacan (or other regional power) were never associated with. This, of course, poses many questions about the human sacrifices carried out by the Teotihuacan and in the later Aztec Empire.
© Effie Orfanides 2013