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    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.

    Copán, Honduras; (America, northern continent)

    Ancient Mayan sculpture (America, northern continent)

    Maya Hieroglyphs are carved on the side of a tall stela at the site of Quirigua Guatemala

    Copán Maya, the earliest group of natives called Maya, lived in the area now known as Western Honduras. (America, northern continent)

    Mexican candle merchant From a scarce CDV album of mexican occupationals made by the studio Cruces y Campa in the 1860s. (Velero) - visit us on line at www.mainlymexican... and on eBay #Mexican #Mexico #antique #vintage #photography

    Mexican woman selling drink. From a scarce CDV album of mexican occupationals made by the studio Cruces y Campa in the 1860s. (Chiera) The album contains 40 views of occupations, vendors and marketeers. visit us on line at www.mainlymexican... and on eBay #Mexican #Mexico #antique #vintage #photography #women

    Mexican gentlemen From a scarce CDV album of mexican occupationals made by the studio Cruces y Campa in the 1860s. (Rancheros)

    Woman from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico wearing the tradtional dress.

    Copán, Honduras (America, northern continent)

    Two Indians descending wooden stairs, carrying drums; another Indian and child near by, "Dance, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, 1942." (vertical orientation) by The U.S. National Archives, via Flickr

    The first Mexicans were Olmec. Their culture flourished from around 1200 B.C. and lasted to about 200 A.D. These folks were native to America & were in no way linked to any other group (outside of the six founder haplogroups) until after Columbus' arrival and conquest.

    Olmec colossal heads. The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Olmec head, Museo de Antropología, Xalapa Olmec head, Veracruz, circa 1942. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Many of the scientific and cultural discoveries previously credited to those cultures are now recognized as being discovered first by the Olmec.

    Copán, Honduras; (America, northern continent)

    Olmec Eagle Transformation Figure (c. 900-500 B.C.)

    Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Xochicalco, Mexico

    Mexican marketer From a scarce CDV album of mexican occupationals made by the studio Cruces y Campa in the 1860s. (Bunolera) The album contains 40 views of occupations, vendors and marketeers, a portrait of a woman (maybe the owner) and a view of the three Naoleons. So maybe this album had been brought from Mexico by one of the soldiers of the emperor Maximilian. - visit us on line at www.mainlymexican... and on eBay #Mexican #Mexico #antique #vintage #photography #women

    Mexican Tobacco Dealer Looks as if she is selling some kind of dried leaves. From an album containing 40 CDVs of mexican occupationals made by the studio Cruces y Campa in the 1860s. - visit us on line at www.mainlymexican... and on eBay #Mexican #Mexico #antique #vintage #photography #women

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    A student with her face painted attends a march marking the 44th anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City, Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    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.