Archaeology of Teotihuacan, Mexico
burials (Photo) were discovered in a pair of north-south pits found on the
north and south sides of Fosa 2. Each pit contained the well-preserved remains
of nine individuals respectively designated as Graves 5 and 6. They were
unearthed with stratigraphy similar to those on the north and south sides
of the FSP. The bodies were buried homogeneously in dorsal position. Forearms
of all individuals were found behind the body crossed at the wrists or with
Two more burial pits were found, east of the above-mentioned pits, again symmetrically aligned with one on each side of the long narrow pit. Referred to as Graves 10 and 11, they each contained four individuals with offerings of poorer quality than those of previously mentioned graves. The positions of the individuals were also similar to those in Graves 5, and 6, suggesting that they were likewise victims of sacrifice.
Graves 5, 6, 10 (photo), and 11 were found intact with no evidence of reuse or alteration. Three posterior concrete floors were recognized above them by our extensive excavations. They included one which was laid immediately after the grave pits were filled, serving as the first floor associated with the FSP.
East Side Excavation movie includes stratigraphy and a multiple burial called Grave 11