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Ihuatzio Archeological Site

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In Purepecha language Ihuatzio means "in the coyote's house", although originally the area bore the name of Yacatecharo. Here we find a wide variety of trees, such as pines, red oaks and cedars, as well as various animal species such as coyotes, squirrels, armadillos, rabbits and weasels.

The site was first inhabited by Nahuatl speaking groups with Toltec influence. Later the Purepechas arrived at Lake Patzcuaro, gained political power and eventually dominated the region. Ihuatzio was the first seat of the Purepecha Empire. The site is famous for its huatziri, that is to say, high roads that divided the site in different areas and served as trails.

During its time of greater splendor Ihuatzio’s main area covered approximately 150 hectares in which so far 84 building structures have been found, of which only seven have been exposed.

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Domicilio conocido. Ihuatzio, Tzintzuntzan

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