"There was a small oval-shaped well, within which there were 32 sets of cervical vertebrae - necks - from young adults, and there were also children," Barrera said. "Above them, a series of skull fragments had been ceremonially arranged. Surely, these people were decapitated."
"That is what the historical sources say," he said, referring to accounts written by Roman Catholic priests who accompanied the Spanish soldiers in the 1521 conquest. "Of course, now we have to find archaeological evidence to corroborate that."