Prehispanic plant remains from Altica, Teotihuacan Valley Mexico


Altica, situated in the southeastern sector of the Teotihuacan Valley, represents the earliest known farming community in this region. Its importance lies in the potential for the recovery of evidence for domestic plant use by these early inhabitants. Plant remains recovered over several decades in the Teotihuacan Valley provide an idea of the predominant plant communities in the area during the Early-Middle Formative, an indicator of local environmental conditions. Preliminary results from the analysis of macrobotanical remains recovered from excavation contexts, together with phytoliths and starch grains from selected stone tools contribute to an understanding of local economy and agricultural production in this community.

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Prehispanic plant remains from Altica, Teotihuacan Valley Mexico. Guillermo Acosta-Ochoa, Emily McClung de Tapia, Diana Martínez-Yrizar, Cristina Adriano-Morán, Jorge Cruz-Palma. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429678)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14843