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

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…

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

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Copan River

Copán River, Honduras; (America, northern continent)

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 Massacre, Oct. 2, 1968, 10 days before the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, police officers and military troops shot into a crowd of unarmed students. Thousands were beaten, jailed, and many disappeared. Forty years later, the final death toll remains a mystery, documents recently released suggest that snipers posted by the military fired on fellow troops, provoking them to open fire on the students.

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