Bocana del Río Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park
Mexico's precolonial civilizations are endlessly fascinating, and archaeological sites are dotted around the country. While many sites have been excavated and are open to the public, many others are just being discovered or remain to be found. The 86-acre Copalita site began to be excavated in 1988, and archaeologists' work has made it possible for visitors to see temples and ball courts that date back 2,500 or more years. The archaeological zone's museum offers still more artifacts of the Mixtec and Zapotec cultures.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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