Paquine ruin site pottery,Casas Grande Northern Mexico
All but a few of the ancient cities in Mexico were abandoned long before the Spanish arrived in 1519.   Archaeologist can still not account for the large scale abandonment of thriving ancient cities at what would seem their height of development.

Ancient Cities Of Northern Mexico, Ancient Ruin Sites Abandoned in Pre- Hispanic Times

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Paquime Ruin site Mexico is also called Casas Grandes after the multi story houses found by the first Spanish to visit the area. The large settlement of adobe buildings with little stone used in the construction was abandoned 100 years before the Spanish arrived.

Archaeologist speculate that drought caused an upheaval but still can not account with definitive evidence what caused the large scale abandonment of thriving ancient cities at what would seem their height of development.

One hundred and seventy two ruin sites are listed as open to the public by INAH, Mexico's Institute of Anthropology and History.

UNESCO lists Mexico as one of the world's top 10 nations for archaeological sites.

Along with the sites open for visitors there are another 32,000 listed but not developed and in many cases not excavated. Archaeologist believe that there are many more yet to be discovered and cataloged. Archaeologist hope to one day discover the secret of the abandoned ancient cities but for now they remain one of Mexico's enigmas.

Northern Mexico, Ancient Ruin Sites

Tula ruin site, Warrior culture, Hidalgo, Mexico

Tula ruin site, Warrior culture, Hidalgo, Mexico

Abandoned cities in Northern Mexico:   Alta Vista   La Quemada Zacatecas
Abandoned cities in Central Mexico:   Teotihuacan   El Tajin   Tula

Teotihuacan ruin site

Teotihuacan ruin site

Alta Vista ruin site

Alta Vista ruin site

Ruin site El Tajin, Veracruz

Ruin site El Tajin, Veracruz

Teotihuacan abandoned after 600 AD

Teotihuacan abandoned after 600 AD

An extended drought that brought on depopulation is a theory often proposed by researchers

La Quemada ruin site, Zacatecas

La Quemada ruin site, Zacatecas

Teotihuacan ruin site

Teotihuacan ruin site
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