A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
They kept lard and fat in earthenware jars, and fragrant woods, for the needs of the dead; anointing them, smoking them, and putting them into burnt sand left them embalmed, and after 15 or 20 days, they placed them in caves....
A burial cave at Acusa was found in the 1930s containing six bodies: two women, three men, and a young boy. These mummies are on display at the museum in Las Palmas.
Left: Mummy of an adult found at Acusa. Photo courtesy Museo Canario, Las Palmas. Click for detail.