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Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla

San Pablo Villa de Mitla

The beginnings of the history of humanity will never let us indifferent. We inevitably ask ourselves where we come from and how we have evolved. These two big questions are a constant among the travelers that have ventured to travel to Tlacolula Valley. This Place is located just 7 kilometers from Mitla. Poses a semi-tropical vegetation and 115 caverns that have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Archaeologists, both professional and amateurs, can not avoid feeling fascinated and bewitched when entering to these ancient caverns. Among other things you can find cave paintings that represent the daily life of the first inhabitants of this place. By this information, researches have learnt that 10 thousand years ago, its inhabitants used to be hunter-gatherers.

One of the most important discoveries in this regard is the Guilá Naquitz cavern. The excavations here ound evidence of the use of pumpkins, bean and corn seeds, probably the first domesticated plants in the American continent. This is also a sign that the inhabitants were starting to settle in one place, leaving behind its nomad life.

You can also visit the Blanca and Gheo Shih caves in which vestiges of prehispanic animals were discovered, along with hunter's tools.
The beginnings of the history of humanity will never let us indifferent. We inevitably ask ourselves where we come from and how we have evolved. These two big questions are a constant among the travelers that have ventured to travel to Tlacolula Valley. This Place is located just 7 kilometers from Mitla. Poses a semi-tropical vegetation and 115 caverns that have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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Archaeologists, both professional and amateurs, can not avoid feeling fascinated and bewitched when entering to these ancient caverns. Among other things you can find cave paintings that represent the daily life of the first inhabitants of this place. By this information, researches have learnt that 10 thousand years ago, its inhabitants used to be hunter-gatherers.

One of the most important discoveries in this regard is the Guilá Naquitz cavern. The excavations here ound evidence of the use of pumpkins, bean and corn seeds, probably the first domesticated plants in the American continent. This is also a sign that the inhabitants were starting to settle in one place, leaving behind its nomad life.

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