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ID: 7032751
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7032751

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cuicuilco (former community)  Cuicuilco (former community)

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 18 06 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.3010  decimal degrees
Long: 099 10 54 W  degrees minutes   Long: -99.1810  decimal degrees

Note: A Late Formative period site now located within the Distrito Federale; was founded ca. 1100 BCE. By 300 BCE, dominated the basin of Mexico; lost superiority to Teotihuacan ca. 50 BCE when the Xitle volcano erupted and Cuicuilco was buried deep in lava flows. The site is well known for a pyramid dating from the Late Preclassic period. The name 'Cuicuilco' is Nahuatl for "Place of Singing and Dancing." Originally excavated in 1922.

Names:
Cuicuilco (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mexico (nation)  ........  Mexico (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Distrito Federal (national district)  ............  Distrito Federal (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Mexico City (inhabited place)  ................  Mexico City (inhabited place) (P)
Hierarchy of Cuicuilco (former community)  ....................  Cuicuilco (former community) (P)

Place Types:
former community (preferred, C)
neighborhood (C)
archaeological site (C)
inhabited place (H)
city (H)  ............  of around 20,000 inhabitants at its height

Sources and Contributors:
Cuicuilco..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Cordova et al, Environment of Prehistoric Cuicuilco (1994)
....................  Kelly and Kelly, Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico (2001) 109-110
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Kelly and Kelly, Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico (2001) 109-110
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Cordova et al, Environment of Prehistoric Cuicuilco (1994)
..........  Kelly and Kelly, Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico (2001) 109-110

 

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