This is another comparison between archaeological pieces from ancient Mexican civilizations and contemporary individuals (1903). Two Tarascan Indians of which no reference is given, but their origin: Pazquaro, Michoacán.
The comparison was made by archaeologist Leopoldo Batres in his book: Visita a los Monumentos Arqueológicos de La Quemada Zacatecas.
The author writes:
they are natives “from Patzcuaro´s lake-shore towns. To classify these men as Tarascan Indians, I used my methodology for anthropological classification of the American tribes, comparing the analyzed tribes´ old sculptures with the contemporary Indian people of the same tribe. And as I believe that “La Quemada” ruins builders were Tarascan Indians, I have seen fit to show in this book, their anthropological type, in order to let you know how it was”.The author supposed the builders of “La Quemada” site to be Tarascan Indians. Until today its origin hasn’t been clarified. And even though, does not seem very scientific to compare the archaeological objects found in the site with random Tarascan Indian men, moreover when the first sculpture seems to depict a woman, I believe Batres´ efforts to find the origin behind these ruins from the Mexican State of Zacatecas, are very valuable.
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