Thursday, November 22, employees of the Ministry of culture of El Salvador reported that Joya de Ceren in early November, the archaeologists first found a human skeleton. This place is also known as “Maisie Pompeii” the village of which about 1,400 years ago buried under a layer of ash during a volcanic eruption. About it reports the local edition elsalvador.com with reference to the Ministry of culture of the country.
According to archaeologist Michelle Toledo skeleton was in poor condition and belonged to a resident of the village who died during the eruption, and for some other reason.
Scientists suggest that the found human remains buried before the eruption of LOMO-Caldera, while people still lived in the village. At the bottom of the pit, where they found the remains archaeologists have found traces of white volcanic ash, which was formed during the eruption of 535.
It is possible this burial was located under some building that was demolished a bulldozer in 1976.
It is known that the village was discovered in 1976 by a bulldozer driver who had flattened the ground at the site; since then, excavations have been carried out here. Due to the fact that the eruption occurred very quickly, and the temperature of the volcanic ash was relatively low, the remains of a village well preserved.
Archaeologists say that in 40 years of excavations it was found more than 70 buildings, including houses, buildings where the villagers gathered during the holidays, and to conduct religious rituals. The inhabitants of Joya de Ceren raised corn, beans, guava and cocoa.
Here was found the oldest in the New world cassava field. Scientists assumed that the villagers managed to escape, as so far during the excavations was found a single skeleton.
Note Maiskaya the village of Joya de Ceren was on the territory of modern El Salvador, approximately 25 kilometers North-West of the capital of the state.
Presumably, the settlement existed from 200 to 600 ad, until it was buried under a layer of ash during the eruption of the volcano LOMO Caldera. Therefore, Joya de Ceren is often called “maiskii Pompeii”.
We will remind, the researchers were able to detect the sign on the wall that helped to name the exact date of the eruption of Vesuvius.
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