Science: Diggers

Ancient Mexico is famous for its temples and pyramids; less known and harder to study are the lives of the ancient Mexicans. For nine years Archeologist Richard MacNeish of the Canadian National Museum has devoted himself to this job. Last week he was finishing the excavation of a cave in northeastern Mexico that contained a long cultural history of a Mexican people.

In the high Sierra Madre Mountains of the State of Tamaulipas lived the Huasteca Indians, who were tough and somewhat provincial. They never reached the top level of indigenous civilization, but from...

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