The Day of the Dead isn’t Halloween. Here are its roots, from Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican celebration

Couples dancing and celebrating the Day of the Dead. (Image credit: FG Trade Latin/Getty images) The Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair, but Mexico’s famous holiday (opens in new tab) is actually a lively commemoration of the departed. The nationwide festivities, which include a massive parade in Mexico City (opens in new tab), typically […]

Mexican mammoth trap provides first evidence of prehistoric hunting pits

More than 800 bones found including one with spear wound ‘This is evidence of direct attacks on mammoths’ Mexican archaeologists say they have made the first ever discovery of pits built around 15,000 years ago to trap mammoths. Announcing the find on Wednesday, researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the two […]