Quimicho: a Classic Site in Northeast Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Author(s): Ashuni Romero; Ramón Santacruz

Year: 2017


Through an archaeological salvage project, the Quimicho archaeological site was explored for the first time. During the Prehispanic period there was a system of circulation of natural, human, and ideological resources, which different groups in different moments took advantage of. For this system to work, different routes of distribution of wealth were established, generating a cultural exchange between diverse ethnic groups. The Quimicho archaeological site, situated in the Northeast region of the modern Mexican state of Tlaxcala, is part of the Teotihuacan corridor, a route that was controlled during the Classic period by the site of Teotihuacan, as proposed by García Cook in 1981. The archaeological exploration of Quimicho provides a model of archaeological indicators (such as ceramics and architecture) that can be reproduced at other sites along this corridor and can help to explain the cultural relationship between different ethnic groups and the large urban center of Teotihuacan.

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Quimicho: a Classic Site in Northeast Tlaxcala, Mexico.. Ashuni Romero, Ramón Santacruz. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430632)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17456