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Architecture in Central Mexican Small Towns star
Stereotypically, many people may associate Mexican architectural styles with traditional haciendas, palm thatched structures or modern mid to high-rise condominiums. Such edifices are decidedly not ever seen in the inland heartland of Mexico's central regions.

Obsidian Use in Prehispanic Mexico star
Technically neither a rock nor a mineral, obsidian is a form of volcanic glass. Highly integrated into their daily and ritual life, for thousands of years it was utilized in a variety of functional and non-functional ways by prehispanic Mesoamerican civilizations.

Obsidian Use in Prehispanic Mexico star
Technically neither a rock nor a mineral, obsidian is a form of volcanic glass. Highly integrated into their daily and ritual life, for thousands of years it was utilized in a variety of functional and non-functional ways by prehispanic Mesoamerican civilizations.

Tzintzuntzan Place of the Hummingbirds star
Beautiful Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan is ringed by many indigenous lakefront communities. One of the most lovely and interesting of these is the village of Tzintzuntzan with its colonial monastery complex, its unusual archaeological site, and its plethora of colorful and locally produced crafts.

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