Project Plaza of the Columns Complex
We are an interdisciplinary team investigating two previously unexplored areas in the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in central Mexico. These two areas, called the Plaza of the Columns and the Plaza North of the Sun Pyramid, collectively constitute what we call the Plaza of the Columns Complex. The first season of excavations began in the summer of 2015.
For this effort, we assembled an international team collaborating with researchers from around the world who specialize in various disciplines. Some of the institutions with whom we are affiliated include:
- Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
- Research Institute for the Dynamics of Civilizations, Okayama University, Japan
- National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico
- Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
- National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico
- Institute of Geophysics (IGF), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
- Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL), UNAM
- Faculty of Sciences, UNAM
- Universidad de las Américas (UDLAP) at Puebla, Mexico
- Institute of Anthropological Research (IIA), UNAM
- Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, Japan
- School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, U.S.A.
- Anthropology Department, Harvard University, U.S.A.
- National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.
- Anthropology Department, Boston University, U.S.A.
In addition to our researchers, we recruit the help of local workers who are an integral part of our team. Year-round, they participate with the organization, cleaning, and cataloging of materials recovered throughout the field season.
We hope you enjoy perusing through this site and seeing through our eyes what the project is all about: disseminating information through an internationally collaborative investigation into Teotihuacan’s rich yet enigmatic archaeological heritage.