Evidence suggests some Mexican Indians dug up graves, dismembered bodies and reburied them

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Archaeologists have found evidence that pre-Hispanic groups in Mexico's Baja California peninsula dug up their decomposing dead, dismembered the bodies and then reburied them.

A report by the National Institute of Anthropology and History says Indians at the Conchalito site apparently did that to release the dead from what they considered a state of suffering.

The report says many of the 157 graves studied since 1991 show evidence of the practice. The graves date from about A.D. 300 to the 1500s.

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