Friday, May 25, 2007

Archaeologist digs up Teotihuacan mysteries
Archaeologist Linda Manzanilla uncovered the cultural complexities of the ancient, multi-ethnic civilization of Teotihuacan during a presentation yesterday afternoon in Bolivar House.

Teotihuacan, which is located northeast of Mexico City, is one of the largest and most visited archaeological sites in the Americas. According to Manzanilla, its population was comprised of many different ethnic groups, each of which lived in its own neighborhood.

Unlike most Mesoamerican civilizations, the city lacked clear borders.

“What I don’t see is a territory well-defined with frontiers,” she said. “It’s a very amoeba-like thing.”