A lake in Southern California’s Gulch National Monument has long been known as a sacred site for the ancient Aztec culture that has lingered there ever since.
Now, a newly discovered cache of artifacts, including pottery, lead and bone fragments from ancient Aztecs and a wooden vessel from the 19th century, suggests that the lake was once home to some of the oldest living Azteca people.
The Aztecan civilization, which flourished in the Andes in the early 19th Century, is often described as one of the first civilizations on Earth, and their artifacts have helped archaeologists better understand how they lived.
The Aztecos lived in a vast network of caves, which they used to store food and water.
The caves also served as an important burial site, where they would sleep.
The artifacts, found by the California Department of Land and Natural Resources in the northern part of the lake, include a pottery pot dating to the 1940s, which has a carved, Aztec-style pot lid and a carved handle.
It was probably used to handle a ceremonial axe, said Patrick Hildebrand, an archaeologist at the California Academy of Sciences in Los Angeles.
The other artifact is a pot from the mid-1800s, Hildebrands said.
It’s a bronze pot with a small carving of a face and a line of Aztec symbols.
Hildebrand said the artifacts were unearthed from the base of a cliff overlooking Lake Mead, an area that is often used as a burial site for Aztecas.
The lake, located in the Mojave Desert about 1,400 miles (1,800 kilometers) east of Las Vegas, is a popular spot for camping and water sports, and visitors have been known to dig into the lake for artifacts.
The lake was originally named after a city in Mexico’s Chiapas region, which was the first settlement in the area, according to the Aztec National Museum in Mexico City.
The city of Puebla, a city about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the city of Los Angeles, was founded by the Azteco people about 1350 BC.
In the 20th century archaeologists have unearthed dozens of Aztecar sites in the lake.
The first site excavated in the Aztelca region was a large burial mound that dates to about 1270 BC.
The burial mound contained a stone sarcophagus containing more than 20,000 objects, according a recent report by the Los Angeles Times.
The site is located on the western shore of Lake Mead near Pueblo, the state’s largest city.
The area is also popular with hikers, who walk through the ancient lake and are also known for its hiking trails.