Ajalpan Phase

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Sixth main phase of settlement recognized in the Tehuacán Valley of Mexico, broadly dating to the period 1500–830bc. Agriculture is believed to have provided about 40 per cent of the food consumed, the remainder being derived in roughly equal parts from hunting and gathering. Settlements took the form of hamlets and were occupied all the year round, although by this time the Tehuacán Valley was already becoming marginal to the more complex societies developing in other parts of Mexico.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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