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reply to post by haven123
I was going to say maybe its some sort of petrified poop for all they know???? Believe me scientists become baffled over the simplest of things.
The scientific term for these ancinent “eggs” is “concretions” and they are a fairly common, if not captivating, phenomenon. They are formed when mineral cement precipitates in spaces between sediment. They occur within layers of strata that have already deposited and resist erosion so that, as the centuries roll by, these pockets of spherical concretionary cement remain after everything else is washed away.
The research team, led by Alejandro Sarabia of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, expanded a tunnel that was originally excavated in the 1930s and dug additional tunnels out to the sides. The tunnels revealed a small artifact cache near the center of the pyramid and another larger cache about 125 feet away. The excavations also uncovered four sacrificial burials, three of them holding children, in different locations.
The cache at the center of the pyramid contained a pyrite and slate disk with a human figure made of obsidian placed on top of it. Projectile points as well as seashells and a few stone blades surrounded the figure. The larger cache comprised 11 clay pots dedicated to a rain god, obsidian and stone blades, projectile points, the bones of an eagle, and fragments of feline and canine skeletons. Among the most intriguing artifacts were three carved greenstone figurines that depict human beings and a greenstone mask similar to those found in the tombs of some especially wealthy Maya rulers. It was the first such mask to be found in a ritual setting at the site and does not appear to have been part of a grave.
Tunnels Under the Pyramid of the Sun
Deep in the tunnels under the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, expert miners from the nearby Tuzla mine, who were the first to explore these underground areas, found ventilation holes.
The oxygen level all throughout the tunnels is around 20%, which is more or less the optimal percentage for unobstructed continuation of the tunnel explorations. It shows a great deal of planning that went into this project and also the engineering skills that the builders of this structure had.
Two large (approx 5 tons in weight), man made, round sand-blocks were found in the tunnels. The team is working on digging out these pieces after which they will take photos and send for analysis. These sand-blocks could be the first related archeological artifacts found.
Stalactites, the icicle-shaped mineral deposits are found hanging from the roof of some parts of the tunnel. These stalactites will help the researches get a better idea of the age of the tunnels.
In the tunnels there are several 90 degree intersections which are parallel to the sides of the world: east -west, north-south. It is evident that the construction of this object was a large engineering challenge.
Excavations in 1971 directly under the Pyramid of the Sun revealed a tunnel-like cave, ending in a cloverleaf-shaped set of chambers, apparently the scene of numerous ancient fire and water rituals. This cave may have been a "place of emergence"—the "womb" from which the first humans came into the world in central Mexican thought. Caves are a key part of symbolic imagery associated with creation myths and the underworld throughout Mesoamerican history. The location and orientation of this cave may have been the impetus for the Pyramid of the Sun's alignment and construction.
Lets see if the eggs hatch soon...
Mayans Cooked Food With Clay Balls
About 1-2 inches in diameter and more than 1,000 years old, these clay balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans and squash. Click to enlarge this image.
Rounded clay balls found in Mexico reveal an ancient Mayan cooking technique.
Planning a last supper party on December 21? To celebrate the Mayan way, you might need several clay balls.
That's one way the Maya cooked their food, according to U.S. archaeologists who have unearthed dozens of rounded clay pieces from a site in Mexico.
Conducted with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and Millsaps College's financial support, the excavation of a kitchen at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán revealed 77 complete balls and 912 smaller fragments.
About 1-2 inches in diameter and more than 1,000 years old, the clay balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans, squash and other root crops.