Teotihuacan Deep-Dive

BHP Team This month, we’re digging deep into the question, “What shapes an urban existence?” The lens of focus is Teotihuacan: an ancient civilization that thrived for over six centuries, beginning around 100 BCE, in what is today Central Mexico. We’ve worked closely with BHP teachers and the education staff at the de Young Museum … Continue reading Teotihuacan Deep-Dive

What Shapes an Urban Existence? A Case Study on Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

Emily Jennings, de Young Museum California, USA A note from BHP Team: Collapsed agrarian civilizations are puzzles waiting to be solved. Why did they collapse? What was daily life like? Why did people move there in the first place? Artifacts unearthed by archaeologists shed light on answers to such questions: a ceramic vessel left behind … Continue reading What Shapes an Urban Existence? A Case Study on Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols

BHP Team This activity, created by Louisiana-based BHP teacher Bridgette O’Connor, gets students closely examining the artifacts and symbols of the ancient civilization Teotihuacan (which existed from around 100 BCE to 550 CE in what is today Central Mexico). Students document the conditions surrounding the discovery of certain artifacts, explain how these items teach us … Continue reading Teotihuacan: Artifacts and Symbols