Ancient Inca Skulls Found in Florida Backyard

Posted on May 16, 2012

Skulls found in a Florida backyard have been dated back to 1200 A.D. The skulls were found by a plumber who was installing pool pump pipes in a homeowner's backyard for an in-ground pool. Initially, it was thought the skulls might belong to murder victims. It is now known that two of the skulls belong to a 10-year-old boy and man from Peru or South America. Time reports that Inca bone has been found on both skulls, which connects them to the ancient Inca civilization in Peru.

The skulls were found buried with pottery shards and 1978 newspaper clippings. Good Morning America reports that no one knows how the skulls came to be in the man's backyard. However, they may have been brought into the country back in the 1930s or 1940s when there were far less restrictions about what you could bring back with you from a vacation. Take a look:

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