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Huapalcalco Archaeological Site

Tulancingo

The Zona Arqueológica de Huapalcalco (Archaeological Site of Huapalcalco) is 3-kilometers Tulancingo center. It’s considered the oldest human settlement in Hidalgo for preserving cave paintings over 13 thousand years old.

The Huapalcalco region was considered the most important in prehispanic population, since the first Toltecas settled there. Here you can see the hillside of Cerro del Tecolote and two architectural complexes.

Explore the three-bodies and Teotihuacan-influence pyramid of 12 meters in base and eight in height, where possibly an altar was used as an offerings deposit.

The site has five occupations. The first one corresponds to Prehistoric with the presence of projectile points of the Meserve type, as well as cave paintings located on the Cerro de la Mesa and El Tecolote.

The second occupation is based on the late Preclassic; the third is a settlement represented by structure VI, which is also the most important since it reflects the architectural style. The fourth occupation is a small population established in the late Postclassic.

According to researchers at the site, important findings have been done, such as two yokes of Totonaca origin and a sculpture of the Dios Viejo del Fuego (Old God of Fire).
The Zona Arqueológica de Huapalcalco (Archaeological Site of Huapalcalco) is 3-kilometers Tulancingo center. It’s considered the oldest human settlement in Hidalgo for preserving cave paintings over 13 thousand years old.

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The Huapalcalco region was considered the most important in prehispanic population, since the first Toltecas settled there. Here you can see the hillside of Cerro del Tecolote and two architectural complexes.

Explore the three-bodies and Teotihuacan-influence pyramid of 12 meters in base and eight in height, where possibly an altar was used as an offerings deposit.

The site has five occupations. The first one corresponds to Prehistoric with the presence of projectile points of the Meserve type, as well as cave paintings located on the Cerro de la Mesa and El Tecolote.

The second occupation is based on the late Preclassic; the third is a settlement represented by structure VI, which is also the most important since it reflects the architectural style. The fourth occupation is a small population established in the late Postclassic.

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