(USA TODAY) — The skeleton of a 10-year-old with a rock lodged in its mouth found in an Italian cemetery of babies has been deemed a “vampire burial,” researchers say.

The child’s skeleton was found by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford University, working alongside Italian researchers over the summer at La Necropoli dei Bambini, or the Cemetery of the Babies, in the Italian region of Umbria.

The child’s body was positioned on its left side lying in a tomb created by two roof tiles up against a wall, according the University of Arizona. The stone, made of limestone, was roughly the size of a large egg and cut to be pointed on one end, David Pickel with the University of Stanford told USA TODAY.

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