Mexican Archaeologists Report Finding Prehispanic Objects at Nevado de Toluca


MEXICO CITY.- Diverse Prehispanic objects, mainly ceramic fragments and greenstone beads, 1,300 years old, were found in the crater of Nevado de Toluca Volcano, Estado de Mexico, by researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The material found dates from the Late Classic period (650-900 AD) and Early Post Classic (900-1200 AD), representing the earliest ritual objects found to present at the high mountain ceremonial space. After a fruitful exploration season in 2007, research focused in the analysis of material found; during the last week of November and the first of December 2010, 30 specialists conducted a second in-site research season, in charge of archaeologist Roberto Junco. The specialist explained that 3 environments were prepared for the integral season: excavation, surface covering as well as sub aquatic sounding at the Moon and Sun Lagoons, found in the crater of the volcano also k