Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lost city of Angamuco

Excavation of the ancient city to begin in 2013 with grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society.  Angamuco is located in Lake Patzcuaro Basin

One year ago, Fisher and Leisz used ground-breaking LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to help map the city from the air. The LiDAR survey revealed more than 20,000 architectural features and a highly organized city that is far more complex and included more people than previous research in the region has suggested.

Included in the survey are several small pyramids, the only ball court in the region and evidence of a residential community of more than 25,000 people. In addition, there is evidence of a complex water management system and intensive agricultural features.

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Patzcuaro is the ex-capital of Michoacan and before that was Tzintzuntzan, a small town nearby dating to the Purhépecha empire in the 1300's. The museum in Patzcuaro is finding ruins in it's back yard that predates history and they are believed to be earlier than the history of Tzintzuntzan. The Purhépecha were one of the indigenous tribes that were not conquered by the Aztecs

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