Pre-Hispanic burial in Coyoacán

The settlement process began in the year 100 d.C., during the classic period

Pre-Hispanic burial discovered in Coyoacán
Ceramic piece found at the archeological site - Photo: Taken from the INAH's Twitter account
English 23/10/2018 13:01 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 13:03
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The Teotihuacan empire extended for over 22 kilometers, through small villages, reaching the Mexico Basin, in the southern part of Mexico City.

There were 77 small villages in total, distributed throughout the territory. Currently, researchers from the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH) are investigation one of them, in the Coyoacán area.

Through a statement, it was announced that the excavations are directed by Alberto Mena Cruz.

Mena Cruz claims that the potential archeological site is in the southern area of the property, located in Av. Universidad 1200, where the Pre-Hispanic settlement of Xoco began.

The settlement process began in the year 100 d.C., during the classic era.

Architectonic and ceramic remains prove that the small village had its peak 1,700 years ago, during the Tlamimilolpa and Xolalpan periods (225-550 d.C.) The archeological endeavors have focused on 40% of the property.

Víctor Vargas, an archeologist, said that they have registered 30 burials and they have identified a pattern for these acts in the Mexico Basin during the Teotihuacan era. He explained that the burials are associated with ceramics, figures, and wall concentrations.

He says that adults were placed facing slightly to the northeast, wrapped in bundles. Children were placed in a fetal position and didn't have an accompanying offering with them.


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