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Secret tunnel may help solve mysteries of Teotihuacan

May 18, 2016

A Smithsonian Magazine article on the meaning of the tunnel beneath the Feathered Serpent Pyramid features input from ASU research professor Saburo Sugiyama.

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German TV crew films at the lab

The ASU Teotihuacan Laboratory and researchers at the site were recently filmed for upcoming programming on German national television and PBS ...


Archaeologist captures ancient city's life and legacy

ASU research professor George Cowgill has produced the first comprehensive book on Teotihuacan, covering the urban center from its beginnings to its collapse, while showing the contemporary relevance of this once powerful site and the need for further research there ...


Liquid mercury found beneath Teotihuacan temple

The Huffington Post asked ASU research professor and Teotihuacan expert George Cowgill to weigh in on the recent discovery beneath the Feathered Serpent Pyramid ...


New artifacts give clues about life in ancient city

The ancient city of Teotihuacan once housed nearly 100,000 people, yet who they were and what happened to them are mysteries. A recent excavation has moved us closer to understanding the reality of Teotihuacan. ...


Teotihuacan: Major ancient city still holds firm to its mysteries

ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory archaeologists and the ASU Museum of Anthropology exhibit are shedding light on the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan, a UNESCO World Heritage site visited annually by millions of tourists ...


ASU archaeologist comments on Aztec dog burial

Archaeologists recently unearthed a dog 'cemetery', dating to the height of the Aztec Empire. The Associated Press asked ASU professor of archaeology Michael E. Smith to offer his perspective ...


Rock art center coordinator brings together past, present through programming

Casandra Hernandez, interpretation and programs coordinator at the school's Deer Valley Rock Art Center, recently sat down with Horizonte host José Cardenas to discuss her work at the center and her contributions to the exhibit, 'City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacan' ...


Exhibit explores mysteries of 'City of the Gods'

A Spanish-language news feature on Univision Arizona features interviews with several key research laboratory figures as they discuss Teotihuacan and the current ASU Museum of Anthropology exhibit devoted to the city ...


Ancient cities series to launch with look at Teotihuacan

The Mesoamerican metropolis of Teotihuacan will be the subject of the kick-off presentation in the "City Life in the Ancient Americas" lecture series ...


Immersive Teotihuacan exhibit 10 years in the making

The ASU Museum of Anthropology is giving visitors a taste of what it was like to live in the ancient urban center of Teotihuacan ...


Researchers apply assessment of ancient services to metro areas of today

ASU archaeologist Michael Smith is leading a team of researchers in analyzing how services were accessed in ancient cities, like Teotihuacan ...


ASU provides technology, facility to explore Teotihuacan's ancient urban roots

Members of an ASU media team traveled to Teotihuacan with a GigaPan robotic camera and Stitch software to scout and film the locale in panoramic detail ...

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ASU museum studies students Lisa Gallagher and Kate Rush are currently onsite at the lab. ASU Now is documenting their work. 

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Arizona State University is the premier academic center for Teotihuacan studies in the U.S., and its research center at San Juan Teotihuacan is the launching pad for numerous collaborative explorations of the ancient urban site.