Topic ID #36985 - posted 5/1/2016 10:45 AM

The not-so-peaceful or civilized Maya priests



Belize cave was Maya child sacrifice site

Nearly 10,000 bones show Midnight Terror Cave lived up to its name

Grim discoveries in Belize’s aptly named Midnight Terror Cave shed light on a long tradition of child sacrifices in ancient Maya society.A large portion of 9,566 human bones, bone fragments and teeth found on the cave floor from 2008 to 2010 belonged to individuals no older than 14 years, bioarchaeologist Michael Prout reported April 15 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Many of the human remains came from 4- to 10-year-olds.


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