Skip to comments.Mexican archaeologists pinpoint origin of Aztatlan
Posted on 01/11/2014 7:55:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeological finds in the southern part of the western state of Sinaloa suggest that the culture that developed in that region gave rise to the ceramics at the Aztatlan Complex, Mexico's National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.
More than 200 archaeological sites have been catalogued in the region that enable scientists to understand the dynamic of the human occupation of that region during the pre-Columbian epoch, said INAH in a communique.
In contrast to the belief that only nomadic groups lived there, evidence has been found of various settlements dating back to about the year 250 A.D.
On the basis of this set of finds, archaeologist Luis Alfonso Grave Tirado has developed the hypothesis that the culture that arose in southern Sinaloa and in the northern part of the neighboring state of Nayarit is the one that developed the ceramic style found at the Aztatlan Complex.
"At first, it was said that these ceramics - rich in polychrome and of great beauty in their decoration, including vessels of a type similar to those of the Mixtec-Puebla tradition - originated in central Mexico," Grave Tirado said.
But after the archaeological investigation of the sites it can be established "that some of these iconographic elements are in southern Sinaloa and northern Nayarit earlier than among the Mixtec people, which date from (as far back as) the year 800 A.D.," he added.
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Let them attempt to step upon my property.
I do not offer AMNESTY or Warning shots.
The incredible depth of ancient Latin America is fascinating.
Hearkening back to the Olmecs and Toltecs is jaw-droppingly amazing.
“the human occupation of that region during the pre-Columbian epoch”
That particular culture died out a few hundred years ago. They aren’t going to step on your property.
Been studying them for years and I agree. Even more amazing (and virtually un-studied and un-researched, probably due to political embroilments and lack of funds) is how the advanced Olmec civilization simply seemed to appear out of nowhere. There has to be a very interesting back-story but so far it's so tangled and incomplete one is merely tantalized.
It reminds me of the Etruscans in Italy who introduced sophisticated metal refining, awesome artistic skills, civil engineering and an advanced, well-organized society seemingly out of the blue. There is sooooo much we still don't know and perhaps never will.
I read the article twice, and the dates cited seem to be in conflict with the intent of the last paragraph.
Did the editors miss a typo, that is shouldn’t the dates be 250 AD and 850 BC ?
“That particular culture died out a few hundred years ago. They arent going to step on your property.”
Not according to MEChA, which infests all our education campuses from high school to college.
An organization that openly raises funds to support a variety of murderous communist outfits in the south and central Americas and preaches the establishment of Aztlan for “La Raza” (the People, meaning latinos) by the violent seizure of the western and southwestern US states and the slaughter of all non latinos.