Mariposa Find

Wonderful discovery on our study centre building site where the foundations for the dining area are going – its an indigenous burial urn. People were buried twice as their body would be dug up and their bones placed in an urn to be re-buried. The size of this urn indicates it was probably a pretty important person, also indicated by the image of a face on one side. Sadly it got broken by Daniel using his pick axe too enthusiastically. But everyone is digging more gently now in case of further exciting finds!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s