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The secrets of Maya child sacrifice at Chichén Itzá uncovered using ancient DNA

  • Written by Adam "Ben" Rohrlach, Mathematician and Ancient DNA Researcher, University of Adelaide
The secrets of Maya child sacrifice at Chichén Itzá uncovered using ancient DNAEl Castillo at Chichén Itzá.Rodrigo Barquera

After analysing the remains of 64 ancient sacrificed individuals, most of whom were children, researchers have revealed new details about human sacrifice at the ancient Maya site of Chichén Itzá.

Published today in Nature, these results show that contrary to popular belief,...

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