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The Ranas archaeological site is located southeast of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro. This prehispanic settlement had a strategic location that allowed it to control the commercial traffic of the zone. It was inhabited from the year 400 to 1300. The place has several plazas, temples and 3 ball games.

Researchers have come to the conclusion that the richness of this place depends on the garnet or cinnabar. This mineral was used for mural painting .

The name of the archaeological site, that is located 3 kilometers from San Joaquin, is due to the name the Conquistadors gave it.

Toluquilla is a hybrid term, half Nahuatl, half Spanish, that could be translated as “Hill of the Hunchback”. This archeological site is located on a plateau and is really well preserved.

From San Joaquin it is necessary to travel 10 kilometers for visiting these vestiges that have a relation with The Ranas, since in both areas there is evidence of the mining of cinnabar.

The Ranas archaeological site is located southeast of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro. This prehispanic settlement had a strategic location that allowed it to control the commercial traffic of the zone. It was inhabited from the year 400 to 1300. The place has several plazas, temples and 3 ball games.

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Researchers have come to the conclusion that the richness of this place depends on the garnet or cinnabar. This mineral was used for mural painting .

The name of the archaeological site, that is located 3 kilometers from San Joaquin, is due to the name the Conquistadors gave it.

Toluquilla is a hybrid term, half Nahuatl, half Spanish, that could be translated as “Hill of the Hunchback”. This archeological site is located on a plateau and is really well preserved.

From San Joaquin it is necessary to travel 10 kilometers for visiting these vestiges that have a relation with The Ranas, since in both areas there is evidence of the mining of cinnabar.

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