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(LiveScience.com) Construction work in eastern Mexico exposed an ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of a pyramid, believed to be up to 2,000 years old, archaeology officials announced.
At the site of the graves in the town of Jaltipan, southeast of Veracruz, archaeologists also found clay figurines, jade beads, mirrors, and animal remains, according to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH).
Researchers believe the settlement was occupied from around the first century A.D. until A.D. 600 or 700. Little is known about the people who lived there. The skeletons are set to be analyzed so that researchers can learn about how they were treated for burial. More
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T-Rex was a killer Naga
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|Fossil evidence (Fallon E. Cohen/WSJ)|
A fossil from a failed kill 65 million years ago offers the first direct evidence that Tyrannosaurus rex did indeed hunt down its prey, putting to rest recent arguments over whether the massive dinosaur may have been a scavenger, scientists said today.
In the sandstone of South Dakota, researchers discovered the distinctive crown of a Tyrannosaurus tooth, serrated like a steak knife, wedged in the spine of a 4-ton plant-eater called a hadrosaurus that once roamed the American West.
The backbone, moreover, had grown over the tooth, indicating the animal had healed and likely lived for years after the encounter, the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More
|Pyramid discovery in Jaltipan, Veracruz, Mexico (INAH.gob.mx/livescience.com)|