Mexican Artist Hands Over Aztatlan Archaeological Pieces to Mexican Government

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MEXICO CITY.- A collection of almost 300 archaeological pieces dated between 200 and 1350 AD, considered one of the most important collections of Aztatlan Culture, developed in the lowlands of Nayarit, was received by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) from the artist Vladimir Cora. Throughout 25 years, Vladimir Cora integrated and conserved the archaeological collection in Acaponeta, Nayarit, keeping it from trafficking; he recently handed it over to the Nation, through the INAH Delegation in the Mexican state, where registration, study and conservation of the 287 objects will take place. The collection of Prehispanic objects will allow specialists to deepen in the knowledge of ceremonial practices of Aztatlan civilization, and is integrated by ceramic pieces such as vessels decorated with ritual sacrifice and solar cult designs, as well as copper rattles, shell and greenstone beads, and travertine zo