Paleoethnobotany of Otumba


Analysis of macrobotanical remains recovered from excavations in the Aztec city-state of Otumba (Mexico State, Mexico) in 1988 and 1989. Emily McClung de Tapia (Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, UNAM) directed the botanical analysis. The excavations were directed by Thomas Charlton (University of Iowa) and Deborah L. Nichols (Dartmouth College). Boris Aramis Aguilar and Rebeca Rodriguez Bejarano carried out the preliminary analysis of the specimens. Associated project resources are: 1. Flotation Samples Processed (Excel file), 2. Results of macrobotanical analysis (Excel file), 3. Map of the Otumba Project Area (jpeg file), 4. Key to the Map of the Otumba Project Area (jpeg file).

Cite this Record

Paleoethnobotany of Otumba. ( tDAR id: 1360) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81N82KF



Site Name

Geographic Keywords
Central Mexico, Otumba

Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -98.814; min lat: 19.641 ; max long: -98.689; max lat: 19.752 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Principal Investigator(s): Emily McClung de Tapia

Prepared By(s): Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, UNAM

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-2 of 2)

  • Datasets (2)


  1. Paleoethnobotany of Otumba 2. Results of macrobotanical analysis
  2. Paleoethnobotany of Otumba1. Flotation Samples Processed Dataset