Skeleton found during Santanyi archaeological dig

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS working at the Talaies de Can Jordi site in Santanyi have found a complete skeleton of a woman in a squatting position.

The skeleton, believed to belong to a woman between 25 and 35, was found in a natural cavity in the rock located outside of the wall surrounding what was a settlement of the late prehistoric era. The exact date will be confirmed with carbon dating techniques.

The body was probably wrapped in a shroud with her feet were crossed and pointing west. She would have been covered with earth and lime. Also found with the skeleton were pieces of sheep or goat and ox. Burials outside of the settlement are believed to signify the person had fewer rights than other members of the population and has been seen in other settlements in Mallorca.

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