Teotihuacan Presence in the Bolaños Culture
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María Teresa Cabrero G. • español
Abstract. The Bolaños Canyon was occupied during the pre-Hispanic period by a group—possibly coming from the center of Jalisco—as their cultural background included the custom of depositing their dead in shaft tombs and the construction of circular sets as ceremonial centers. The canyon begins in the north central high plateau and flows to the south, ending at the Rio Grande de Santiago in central Jalisco. The presence of a death mask made of Spondylus princeps mosaic, featuring a nose ring pendant with the representation of a feathered serpent and, moreover, the discovery of a nose ring with the representation of Tlaloc, suggest contact with Teotihuacan caravans that traveled through the inland trade route as proposed by Kelley in 1980.
Keywords: Teotihuacan, Presence, Bolaños, Culture, Mexico.
Cabrero G., M. T. 2015. Presencia teotihuacana en la cultura Bolaños. Arqueología Iberoamericana 27: 3-11. PURL:
Publication date: 1 July 2015. Google Scholar.

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