MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s government says archaeologists have found 10 sets of skeletal remains that may belong to U.S. soldiers who died in 1846 during the Mexican-American war.

Government archaeologists say the shape of the skulls and bone measurements suggest the skeletons belonged to Americans.

The find is in the same area of the northern city of Monterrey where a total of 10 other sets of remains were discovered during excavations in recent years.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History said Thursday that while Mexicans also died in the 1846 battle, their families probably collected their remains and buried them in graveyards.

The war ended in 1848. Mexico was defeated and lost almost half its territory.