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Cantona Archaeological Site

Ruins of Cantona archeological site

Cantona is an ancient archaeological site located 30 km (19 mi) Northeast of Oriental in the state of Puebla in Mexico. Only small fraction of the site is open to the public due to ongoing research and archaeological digs that continue, but whatever still impresses with its magnitude and size.

 

 

Location: 30 km (19 mi) Northeast of Oriental, Puebla   Map

Open: Tue- Sun

Official Site

 

 

 

Description of Cantona Archaeological Site

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Cantona Archaeological Site reached its peak in the Late Classic period between 600 AD and 1000 AD and was probably inhabited by the Olmec-Xicalanca group of tribes. Cantona was abandoned in the late 11th century. Although there is speculations on what exactly happened to the city this Mayan city probably fell in a face of massive crop failures and subsequent famines. Unlike many other sites in Mexico the structures of Cantona were not overtaken by jungles and little looting was done on the site due to its remote location. So even today this ancient city presents us with new information about the people who once lived here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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