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Ancient Teen Discovered in Yucatan Cave

Posted September 17th, 2014  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Ancient Teen Discovered in Yucatan Cave Mexico is revered the world over for its archeological sites. Recently it has made headlines with the discovery of ancient teen that divers found in an underwater cave. Revelations made this past spring about her DNA make this 13,000-year-old girl one of the most extraordinary archeological finds in Mexico….

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Mexican War of Independence

Posted November 30th, 2012  by Charles ·  1 Comment

This historic conflict between Mexico and Spain lasted more than ten years, but ultimately resulted in victory for the people of Mexico.  Spain began colonizing Mexico in 1519 when the Conquistador Hernando Cortes defeated the Aztecs, opening the door to settlement of what was then termed New Spain.  After centuries of brutal treatment of the…

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The Olmec Civilization of Mexico

Posted November 26th, 2012  by Charles ·  4 Comments

One of the earliest civilizations of Mexico, the Olmec people are regarded as the first major civilization of the region.  Archaeologists date the Olmec civilization to 1500 B.C. and assert that it lasted until roughly 400 B.C.  Their civilization and culture laid the foundation for later Mesoamerican civilizations that would follow in their footsteps.  The…

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Indigenous Peoples of Mexico: The Guachichil Tribe

Posted November 26th, 2012  by Charles ·  31 Comments

As the largest tribe of the Chichimeca nation, the Guachichil retained the largest territory of Chichimeca land.  They lived between present-day Saltillo, which constituted their northern border, and the northern reaches of present-day Michoacán in the south.  They were known to range through the states of San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, and parts of Jalisco. …

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Aztecs

Posted November 25th, 2012  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

One of the most famous tribes of North America, the Aztecs were based primarily in the Valley of Mexico in the modern-day capital, Mexico City.  Between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Aztecs controlled large tracts of Mesoamerica until the Spanish Conquest in the early sixteenth century.  As one of the most dominant groups in…

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Revolutionary Hero: Miguel Hidalgo

Posted November 21st, 2012  by Go_Gringo ·  1 Comment

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a priest who became a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.  Upon his arrival to a church in Dolores, Mexico in the present-day state of Guanajuato, Hidalgo grew shocked and outraged by the impoverished and oppressed condition of the people there.  His dissatisfaction with Spanish rule would grow and…

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Mayan Civilization

Posted November 20th, 2012  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Regarded as one of the most spectacular civilizations of the ancient Americas, the Mayan civilization is famous for its cultural identity and astounding architecture.  The Mayan people’s many innovations mark them as one of the great civilizations of the world and their ruins, scattered throughout Mexico and Central America, attract visitors from all over the…

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