Early fortified site and ceremonial centre of the late Classic Stage set on one of the string of hills in southern Morelos, where it controlled access to the Balsas River basin. The centre of the site was constructed on an artificially levelled and terraced hill. The inhabitants of Xochicalco maintained close links with communities in the basin of Mexico, the Gulf Coast, and Maya Lowlands, and the centre may have been a satellite of Teotihuacán for a while. After the collapse of Teotihuacán, however, Xochicalco seems to have grown in importance.
C. A. Sáenz, 1962, Xochicako, Temporada, 1960 (Instituto Nacional al Anthropologia é Historia, Colección Informes 2). Mexico: Instituto Nacional al Anthropologia é Historia
Subjects: History of the Americas — Archaeology.