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Mayan artifacts surface in El Salvador construction site

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Salvadoran construction workers building a housing complex unearthed Mayan pots, ceramic fragments and other artifacts, an official said.

The find was made in Colon, 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of San Salvador.

Specialists alerted to the site also found pieces of obsidian and part of a human skeleton which may also be from the Mayan period.

A technician from the Culture Ministry, Julio Alvarado, said the area where the find was made is one the Central American's country's richest from an archeological standpoint.

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