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San Juan el Alto in Municipality of Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Petroglyphs at Plazuelas

 
 
Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
1. Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker
The marker has been damaged by exposure to the sun. Most of the Spanish text was translated from the English text which is slightly more clear.
Inscription.  

En esta sección las rocas están talladas con una serie de símbolos dedicados a la lluvia y la fertilidad. Hay un notable modelo a escala de las Casas Tapadas que muestra la distribución de las pirámides en detalle.

Este modelo ayudó a los arqueólogos a entender cómo era el sitio y a planificar sus excavaciones.

English:
In this section the rocks are carved with a number of symbols dedicated to the rain and fertility. There is a notable miniature scale model of the Casas Tapadas that displays the distribution of the pyramids in detail.

This model helped the archaeologists to understand how the site was and to plan their excavations.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 20° 24.205′ N, 101° 49.663′ W. Marker is in San Juan el Alto, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Pénjamo. Marker can be reached from Camino
Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
2. Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker
This view is towards the north, with the 'Casas Tapadas' part of the site seen in the distance.
a San Juan el Alto 4 kilometers north of Route 110, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan el Alto, Guanajuato 36935, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ball Court of Plazuelas (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plazuelas Archaeological Zone (about 150 meters away); General Lázaro Cárdenas (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); 175th Anniversary of the Beginning of Independence (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); 209th Anniversary of the Death of Hidalgo (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Marriage of Miguel Hidalgo's Parents (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Hidalgo (approx. 23.7 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo's Birth House (approx. 23.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan el Alto.
 
Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
3. Petroglyphs at Plazuelas Marker
This view towards the west includes the scale model mentioned in the marker text in the distance.
The scale model of Casas Tapadas at Plazuelas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
4. The scale model of Casas Tapadas at Plazuelas
This photo shows the details of the scale model of Casas Tapadas at Plazuelas. This type of petroglyph is very rare in Mesoamerican archaeology.
A diagram of the Casas Tapadas group at Plazuelas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 9, 2020
5. A diagram of the Casas Tapadas group at Plazuelas
This image is from the nearby Plazuelas Archaeological Zone Marker. Compare this modern-day map with the scale model petroglyph.
Additional nearby petroglyphs and rock carvings at Plazuelas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
6. Additional nearby petroglyphs and rock carvings at Plazuelas
The central pyramid of the Casas Tapadas group at Plazuelas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 6, 2020
7. The central pyramid of the Casas Tapadas group at Plazuelas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 9, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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Mar. 6, 2021