Tarascan Yacata, Tzintzuntzan

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Thelmadatter
published on 11 December 2013

The distinctive pyramid structures of the Tarascan capital Tzintzuntzan, Late Post-Classical period (1350-1520 CE). These structures, known as yacata, are unique in Mesoamerica and combine rectangular and circular stepped pyramids on a large flat platform. Excavations within them have revealed tombs rich in Tarascan artefacts.

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