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Another important archeological mystery solved

For several years, Dr. Gordon Eckholm of the Museum of Natural History, N.Y.C. and I had been attempting to determine the meaning of these small female figures; I'd been getting a few of them regularly and they were quite distinctive, an unusual style of Chupicuaro "Pretty Lady".


One afternoon, the puzzle was quickly solved; my daughter, waiting for my wife in the gallery, stood quietly chewing on the ends of her braids.


She explained that all little girls who had braids did this, mostly while being quite circumspect, since "old people", like us, seemed not to approve.


I thanked her, and a moment later, phoned Dr. Eckholm that another important archeological mystery had been solved.