By Tom Marshall
Guadalajara Reporter, January 28
Not far from the banks of Lake Cajititlan and near a new housing development lies
what could potentially be a prehistoric site to rival the Guachimontones ruins
to the west of Guadalajara.
“It’s a sleeping giant for archaeological material,” Jose Luis Rodriguez,
president of Cultural Tlajomulco, says of the site.
Experts from the Jalisco branch of the National Anthropology and
History Institute (INAH) have visited the site thanks to pressure from
Rodriguez and agreed that the area bears all the hallmarks of a prehistoric
site. The location and layout indicate that underneath the ground there could
be two pyramids and a ball court set out over two hectares.
Further investigation is required to confirm the find but there is already a
“We’ll have to wait. We plan to do a tour with municipal authorities to
heighten interest and tell them about the wealth of heritage there is here,”
said Rodriguez. “We’d like municipal authorities and the INAH to find state and
federal money to start digging.”
Tlajomulco has a wealth of undiscovered prehistoric sites, according to
Rodriguez, and petroglyphs have been found in other parts of the municipality.
The big fear is that as the metropolitan area of Guadalajara expands further and further into
Tlajomulco and other surrounding areas, the treasures will be lost.
Cajititlan is located about ten kilometers off the Guadalajara-Chapala
highway, eight kilometers past the airport heading toward Lake Chapala.
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