Another Surprising Find
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Ancient Antiguo Tamuín was much larger than today's small town. When digging a pit to rebury some sherds in a relative's backyard on the edge of town, Davila and Zaragoza found a circular structure nearly forty feet across. Like the circular kivas  found in the American Southwest, it had a single entrance and a low bench built along the inside of its low wall. Long-ago looters had chopped a hole in the center of its floor, digging for an offering that they must have known was there – in search of gold, they left behind bits of jade jewelry and a figurine.

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