Chiapa de Corzo: Rise of a Zoque Capital in the Heart of Mesoamerica

The world’s ancient civilizations were resourceful blends of language, ethnicity and popular culture. Entangled in the middle of Mesoamerican genesis was a precocious society whose attributes are now coming into sharper relief thanks in part to investigations financed by Brigham Young University’s New World Archaeological Foundation and the National Geographic Society, in collaboration with investigators from Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and National Autonomous University (UNAM). The ancient Zoque of western Chiapas appear to have shaped beliefs and traditions that became commonplace among their Mesoamerican neighbors. Read more.

Tags: Anthropology Archaeology strontium isotopes