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The Spanish buried their coffins six feet deep to evade scavaging animals and covered them in lime to halt the spread of infection. Deep in one grave physical anthropologist Carlos Karam carefully brushes dirt from an odd set of bones -- the coffin held two skeletons and but one skull. Davila and Zaragoza suspect one of the dead was a priest; they have found priests in other graves, as well as a wealthy individual who may have been a soldier or a government dignitary. They have also found the remains of a convent -- its kitchen used both pre-Hispanic pots and fine majolica crockery.

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