The planned Jala-Puerto Vallarta Highway has been under construction for years as development on the Nayarit side of the project has been stopped on several occasions.
On October 16, 2012, road construction crews preparing the highway route discovered 12 stone boxes filled with the remains of bodies. The National Institute of Anthropology and History determined the boxes were part of a pre-Hispanic cemetery over 1000 years old.
Among the bones and stone coffins were also ceramic beads, bone awls, and three ceramic figurines representing two older women and one younger.
Much of the site was excavated and artifacts . . .