Prehispanic San Luis de la Paz

San Luis de la Paz, Gto. Friday, July 29, 2011. San Luis de la Paz is a territory that has not been valued by the cultural importance that it has, if we think of the cultural heritage and one of its expressions which is architecture. In this case, the architectural structures that were left in its territory by ancient societies, pre-Hispanic, or pre-Columbian, but not Mesoamerican. The official tradition does not give its proper place to the ancient history of the regions north of the Lerma River, because it is more comfortable to repeat the mistake that because they were Chichimeca land, there was no cultural development like the one which distinguishes the high cultures of Mesoamerica.

The stubborn reality has hundreds of settlements with evidence of material culture, architecture, which were not taken into account at the time of writing the Mesoamerican history, or pre-Hispanic, or pre-Columbian.  Information was not missing, work has been done by archaeologists, only that there is a lot more to learn.  Just today, in San Luis de la Paz we visited some architectural structures next to a river, dry today, but that in times which they were built, they were slopes to equip a gentle slope of the hill, another was the landscape then.

 ** Jose Luis Lara Valdes (President of the College of Historians of Guanajuato and professor at the Department of History of the University of Guanajuato)


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