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"These visual effects, in addition to the characteristics of the elements that make up the site and the relationship they have with each other, make us suppose that Nahualac could represent a microcosm that evokes the primitive waters and the beginning of the mythical time-space," she stated as the International Business Times reported .
The night sky reflected in the lake. (Image: Isaac Gómez, courtesy of Archaeological Project Nahualac, SAS-INAH.)
Nahualac Site’s Rich History
Bautista went on explaining that the Nahualac site is split into two sections, with the first being the pond and the tetzacualco, while the second being detected around 150 meters southeast of the structure, over a wide valley which has several natural springs. Ceramic pieces with ornamental components closely linked with Tlaloc have also been uncovered at the site, "In this area, ceramic materials were identified on the surface, some of them identified as Coyotlatelco (750-900 AD), Mazapa (850 to 900 AD) and Tollan Complex (900-1150 AD). Altogether, the archaeological evidence covers an approximate area of 300 by 100 meters," Bautista said as the International Business Times reports .
The project has recovered numerous fragments of ceramics, stone tools and other objects at the site. (Image: Isaac Gómez, courtesy of Archaeological Project Nahualac, SAS-INAH.)
Ultimately, she noted that there were also discovered several tripod bowls arranged as an offering, and that all the newly found materials are currently being examined and analyzed.
Top image: Aerial view of Nahualac lake when dry. Image: Arturo Cruz, Terrasat Cartografía. ( INAH)