This photo of the north face of the Jaguar Paw Temple in the Tigre Complex at El Mirador, Guatemala, shows the east mask, stairway and upper landing during excavations by Project El Mirador. Most Preclassic turkey bones were associated with this building and a new University of Florida study published online in PLoS ONE Aug. 8 shows turkey bones found at this site were a domesticated species from central and northern Mexico dating more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.
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