La Almoloya presents a distinctive character of urban planning, with a distribution adjusted to the land’s orography and that would have covered the entire plateau at the time of its peak. Moreover, the excavation in its extension and depth allows us to observe the architectural sequence from its origins. Thus, an archive of the structuring of life over time appears before our eyes.

We are in the year 1750 BC, at the peak of this society. A glut of some two hundred years before its fall buried it by dint of abandonment.

We are in the year 1750 BC, at the peak of this society. A glut of some two hundred years before its fall buried it by dint of abandonment.

Nine housing complexes (CH) are identified, separated by narrow streets through which one person could walk at a time. These accesses would also have served to drain rainwater. The extension of the complexes and the number of rooms that compose them is variable, between two or three rooms (CH5) up to ten (CH3).

Nine housing complexes (CH) are identified, separated by narrow streets through which one person could walk at a time. These accesses would also have served to drain rainwater. The extension of the complexes and the number of rooms that compose them is variable, between two or three rooms (CH5) up to ten (CH3).

In this plan, the houses and entrances have names. Science has this mania for coding. The criterion is very straightforward, the order of appearance during the excavation process. H's correspond to rooms, and A's to entrances

In this plan, the houses and entrances have names. Science has this mania for coding. The criterion is very straightforward, the order of appearance during the excavation process. H’s correspond to rooms, and A’s to entrances

How would they feel walking through these narrow corridors? If you build up the walls with your imagination, you may feel claustrophobic.

How would they feel walking through these narrow corridors? If you build up the walls with your imagination, you may feel claustrophobic.

Access to the plateau was through the same path that we take every day to go to excavate.

Access to the plateau was through the same path that we take every day to go to excavate.

Until you reach the top, where you find an open hall-like area that gives access to the settlement.

Until you reach the top, where you find an open hall-like area that gives access to the settlement.

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