Archaeological Research in the Historical Center of Xochimilco

Author(s): Rosa Alcántara; Sandra Santiago

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2021: General Sessions" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

One of the fundamental tasks of archaeology in Mexico is to investigate, conserve, restore, and recover the archaeological monuments; likewise, it is interested in disseminating its studies, for this reason, the results of the analysis of the prehispanic materials found during an archaeological rescue that took place in the historical center of Xochimilco, in the years 2016 and 2019; coordinated by the Direction of Archaeological Rescue (DSA) of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The investigation considers a comprehensive analysis of human and animal bone remains and ceramic, lithic, and to a lesser extent malacological elements, dated during the late Postclassic period (AD 1200–1521). Specifically, it is based on a bioarchaeological study of seven individuals, two of which correspond to young female adults with an estimated age of 22–36 years. Meanwhile, the remaining individuals belong to five infants. The purpose is to understand and give an explanation to the society and its lake life style of the ancient lake of Xochimilco.

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Archaeological Research in the Historical Center of Xochimilco. Rosa Alcántara, Sandra Santiago. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 467615)

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 18.48 ; max long: -94.087; max lat: 23.161 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 33039