Feeding The Gods: Massive Aztec Tower of Human Skulls Reveals Scale of Human Sacrifice

It is well-known that human sacrifice occupied a very important place in the history of Mesoamerican civilizations. However, despite this, experts were not sure to what extent human sacrifice developed within the ancient Aztec culture.  “[Mexica priests] had an extremely impressive anatomical knowledge, which was passed down from generation to generation,” says archaeologist Chávez Balderas, in an article for Science. “All premodern societies make some kind of offering,” said one of the researchers. “And in… Seguir leyendo