Mike Ruggeri's Ancient West Mexico Magazine
News and reports on all aspects of Ancient West Mexico; The Nayarit, Colima, Mezcala, Jalisco, Chontal, Guerrero, and Tarascan Cultures.
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Early Native Americans Imported Exotic Parrots, DNA Reveals
The discovery suggests that scarlet macaws were being bred for trade centuries earlier than previously thought. For more than two millennia, indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica have traded macaws and included their feathers in rituals. The birds held immense symbolic value and represented sun gods in …
Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'
Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …