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PIJOAN AGUADE, Carmen Ma. y MANSILLA LORY, Josefina. LA CUEVA DE LA CANDELARIA: BULTOS MORTUORIOS Y MATERIALES. Chungará (Arica) [online]. 2000, vol.32, n.2, pp. 211-215. ISSN 0717-7356. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73562000000200012.
Several caves, thought to be prehistoric funeral sites, have been found in northern Mexico. The dead were deposited as mortuary bundles inside the caves and climatic conditions led to the partial, natural mummification of the corpses. Other well preserved items include the textiles used to wrap the bodies and the funeral offerings. During the 1950s, several of these caves were explored leading to the discovery of La Candelaria cave in the state of Coahuila. La Candelaria is considered one of the most important caves due to the quantity and quality of materials it contained. Several papers were written based on studies made of the materials found in the cave. In this paper, we present a summary of these studies as well as an inventory of all the human skeletal remains with preserved soft tissues, those which will be analyzed in the near future
Palabras clave : Funerary bundles; treponematosis; osteology; Mexico.