The recent finding of 37 Huasteca human burials in Tamtoc Archaeological Zone, San Luis Potosi, indicates that between 1100 and 1200 AD part of the population suffered severe infections that led to physical deformations, as marks on the bones reveal.

Relations maintained between Western Mexico and Northwest/North-center Mexico regions between 900 and 1100 AD created a “new tradition” from which Tolteca Culture would derive. This cultural tradition is being studied by several researchers, among them, archaeologists Otto Schondube, Patricia Corot and Marie-Areti Hers.

With a program that includes dance, theater, literature, plastic arts and science, the Quimera International Festival will celebrate its 18th edition from October 15th to 25th 2009 in Metepec, Estado de Mexico. 900 artists from China, Chile, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Cuba, Russia and Mexico will participate this year.

Development and survival of Maya Culture, hypothesis and theories regarding its collapse, recent archaeological explorations, as well as secrets, myths and realities of this millenary civilization, will be raised at the documentary series “Maya Exploration” produced by The History Channel and based on scientific research conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

Convinced that northern Mexico is not an archaeological desert, nearly 30 specialists from Mexico and Southwest USA met at Paquime Archaeological Site, in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, to analyze interaction maintained during Prehispanic period by cultures in this region of Mexico. Cultural scopes of places like Ferreria, Durango, Atavista, Zacatecas, and Paquime, testify this.

Four archaeological sites of the Maya region and one of Olmeca affiliation in Chalcatzingo, Morelos, will receive economic support to conserve the Prehispanic buildings from World Monuments Fund (WMF).

The most innovative and vast exhibition mounted about Teotihuacan Culture, composed by more than 450 archaeological pieces that leave Mexico for the first time, was inaugurated in the Quai Branly Museum, in Paris, France.

The historic flag of the National Guard of the Matamoros de Morelia Battalion, which fluttered during the defense of Chapultepec Castle in 1847, was handed over to Colegio Primitivo y Nacional de San Nicolas de Hidalgo de la Universidad Michoacana (Michoacan University) after being intervened by experts of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

Within the framework of Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial year, Chicago History Museum in Illinois, United States of America, links this key character in American history with his contemporary Benito Juarez. This connection is observed through 2 exhibitions that remark parallelism between both historic characters, to be opened in Saturday October 10th 2009.

A revision of Moctezuma II, last Aztec emperor, is presented at the British Museum in London, United Kingdom, in an exhibition integrated by codices, paintings, sculptures, gold work and portraits.

Serpents with their body covered with feathers, carved in bas-relief, and the great serpents’ heads that decorate the balustrade at Quetzalcoatl Temple, in Teotihuacan, will be center of attention of visitors again at the end of 2009, when, after 6 years of being closed due to restoration and conservation work, it will be open again.

To prefer the use of reversible and low cost material to construct roofs; disaster prevention; as well as interdisciplinary diagnosis and guidelines elaboration before, during and after excavations, are some of the criteria that specialist must follow after conclusions of the “Workshop of Guidelines to Implement Architectonic Covers in Archaeological Contexts” were set at Palenque Chiapas.

The ancient spaces used by Augustinian friars and the more than 120 sacred art items that conform the heap of Acolman Viceroyalty Museum, in Estado de Mexico, can be appreciated through the virtual tour created by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).