Teotihuacon, Toltec, Aztec

Civilizations of Central Mexico

A glance at eight central Mexican archeological sites and a reflection on the civilizations that built them, stemming from a visit conducted by Ian Robertson and Oralia Cabrera for the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO, 6-15 May 2004.

There is no pre-set order in which to view this site. Simply click on the name of the ruin you'd like to see and go there, where you can use the red feathered serpent icon and/or your back button to navigate. Return to the map by closing any window (except this one, of course).

Sources for the material contained herein include Mexico From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (2002) by Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz; The Cities of Ancient Mexico: Reconstructing a Lost World (1997) by Jeremy A. Sabloff. Plus bits and pieces from here and there, including what memory I have of comments by Robertson and Cabrera. Except where otherwise noted, the photographic images are mine. Particular thanks go to Robert Ball for permission to include several of his images. I shall be grateful for corrections of fact or interpretation. —