Three ancient populations from Middle America have been studied: a 500–675 YBP sample of Post-Classic Aztec from Tlatelolco, Mexico, a 480–1400 YBP Maya sample from Xcaret, Mexico and a 750–1300 YBP Maya sample from Copán, Honduras. The two ancient Mexican populations exhibit a high frequency of haplogroup A, like many modern Middle American populations, but the ancient Maya population from Copán belongs primarily to haplogroup C. Copan Honduras, Ancient Mexicans, Ybp Maya, Places, Mayan Ruins, Maya Samples, Mayan Inspiration, Maya Population, Ancient Maya
The Maya ruins located at Copan in western Honduras are best known for their remarkable series of “portrait stelae” These stelea and highly sculptured decorations of these buildings are indeed some of the very finest surviving art of ancient MesoAmerica twitter.com/...
Tlatelolco Aztec Market - The great daily market at Tlatelolco was controlled by a merchant class (pochteca) that specialized in long-distance luxury item trade. The Aztecs had a state-controlled mixed economy: tribute, markets, commodity use, and distribution were highly regulated.