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Ancient Otomi Tracked By Their DNA
2013-01-31 19:22:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers are using DNA to help uncover what happened to the original Otomi inhabitants of the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican state. Jaime Mata-Míguez, an anthropology graduate student and lead author of the study, and colleagues used ancient DNA sampling (aDNA) to track the biological whereabouts of the Otomi people following the establishment of the Xaltocan into the Aztec empire. The team believes that some...

Archaeological Treasure Trove Of Bones Found In Mexican Burial Site
2012-08-08 14:03:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists working at a site in Mexico said they have found an unprecedented burial site where a young woman´s remains are surrounded by stacks of over 1,700 bones. The site, which was located 15 feet below the surface of Mexico City´s Templo Mayor, dates back to the end of the 15th century, when Aztecs and their culture dominated the region. Throughout the history of civilization, elite rulers have been buried en masse...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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