Vessels and animal bones found in an archaeological site in El Salvador

Vessels and animal bones found in an archaeological site in El Salvador

A group of archaeologists from El Salvador discovered at least six ceramic vessels and animal bones at the Joya de Cerén archaeological site, located in the department of La Libertad (southwest), considered the ‘Pompeii of America' Y declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1993, the expert Michelle Toledo reported this Thursday.

The archaeologist explained that the vessels contain charred seeds that are in «perfect state of conservation»And pointed out that three ears of corn, a reddish pot and abundant pieces of obsidian, a volcanic rock used to make spearheads, knives or arrows, have also been found.

Furthermore, among the new finds in Joya de Cerén There is also a 1,400-year-old ceramic earmuff and a deposit of ceramic and organic debris, including fragments of deer, raccoon and canid bones, which could be coyote or dog bones.

The materials were found in the «last months»A space in the park where improvement works are carried out within the framework of the«Construction of Protection and Improvement Works of the Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park«, Which is executed by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Natural El Salvador with the support of France.

The archaeological site Joya de Cerén

Jewel of Cerén, called 'the Pompeii of America', Is located in the vicinity of the towns of San Juan Opico and Las Flores, in the department of Freedom (southwest), which was buried by the ash generated after the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano, between 600 and 650 AD.


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