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Valley of Mexico

From the Archaic Period through the Post Classic Period the valley of Mexico has been occupied. There are some locations which date back to the Paleo-indian Period.

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El Tajin
means "thunder"; it is not possible to be sure that this is its original name nor that the ancestors of those who live
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Tula
-The city rose to power after the collapse of Teotihuacan to take control of the basin of Mexico at approximately 968 AD.
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The city and the archaeological site was located in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacán municipality in the State of México

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Tepexpan
is known for the 'Tepexpan Man' a human skeleton of a woman buried face down with her knees bent under

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Tlapacoya
is an important archaeological site in Mexico, located at the foot of the Tlapacoya volcano, southeast of
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Alzati
- The pre-Hispanic name of the place is not known; during the colonial time it was called San Felipe Calvario and in
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In AD 1325 the wandering Mexica tribe known to us as the Aztecs founded their great city of Tenochtitlán. According to legend,
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The people who lived in Cacaxtla during this time were a mixed people olmeca-xicalanca, also known as "late olmecas".

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Located in the modern town of the same name in western Morelos. Coatetelco was a medium-sized urban site in the Late Aztec More

The Yautepec palace is the only Aztec royal palace to be extensively excavated by archaeologists. It is a large mound (nearly More

The most important center of the Mexican highlands after the fall of Teotihuacan was Cholula, near the twin volcanic peaks
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Iztapan
(Santa Isabel Iztapan) is the location of two imperial mammoth (Mammuthus imperator) finds, one in 1952 and
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Tlatilco
was a large pre-Columbian village in the Valley of Mexico situated near the modern-day town of the same name in the
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Xochicalco
(Nahuatl pronunciation: jotjikalko) is a pre-Columbianarchaeological site in Miacatlam
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Xochipala
-The archaeological zone is in the semi-arid and mountainous region in the center of the state of Guerrero. The
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Around 1486, probably on the ascendancy of the Aztec leader Ahuizotl, work commenced on the site above Malinalco. It is believed that it
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