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Oxtotitlan is located on a hillside about 1 km. east of town Acatlan

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Oxtotitlan in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, has been known for its cave paintings of the late Middle Preclassic period (800-500 BC), many of which show strong similarities with the art of the Olmec of Veracruz and Tabasco.Oxtotitlán paints were investigated by Dr. David Grove in 1968 and 1969.Professor Hector Leon Chilapa Acatlán and villagers provided valuable information and assistance in this study. Dr. Grove described in detail the paintings in several publications in Spanish and English ("Murals in Guerrero Olmec," Bulletin 34:11-14 INAH, Mexico; Murals Oxtotitlan, Acatlán, Guerrero, Research Series No. 23. INAH, Mexico [1970], "Cave Paintings Olmec: Discovery from Guerrero, Mexico," Science 164:421-423 [1969] The Olmec Paintings of Oxtotitlan Cave, Guerrero, Mexico, Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology No. 6. Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC [1970]). The photographs posted on this website were taken by Dr. Grove in 1968 and 1969 show the state of conservation of paintings of that time.

Oxtotitlan is located on a hillside about 1 km. east of town Acatlan, and about 8 km. north of the city of Chilapa, Guerrero. The cave consists of two caves wide at the base of the wall of a cliff. The paintings occur in three areas: within the North Cave, Cave in the South and on the cliff in the area between the two caves (Core Group). The North Cave paintings (paintings # 1a, b, c, d, e, 2-9) are usually small and made in black pigment on a dark gray limestone walls of the cave, which makes some of them are seen with difficulty (eg, paints # 4 and # 6). In contrast, the paintings of the South Cave (Group A, A1, B2) are usually done in red paint and consist primarily of simple geometric designs. The Core Group consists of two large polychrome murals (C1, C2) in the wall of the cliff. In 1969, Dr. Grove took pictures of several fragments of textiles which were found in the cave by the villagers of Acatlán.
located about two kilometers east of the town of Acatlan Chilapa Municipality of Guerrero. but is hidden from the eyes of Acatlan a small hill, the hill of Kihehuetepec, located east of the river Atentli. The cave is situated atop a hill that was called an informant said Quetzaloxtoc Hill (Nahuatl: the grotto of Quetzalli, or between the beautiful caves. The cave consists of two large caves, each of which opens THROUGH a mouth 20 meters wide, a large ravine.
The murals are located Oxtotitlan on the slope of the ravine in front of the cave, and between the two caves. for convenience, the caves, which contain different types of murals, cave have been divided into North and South Cave.
The people of Acatlan Nahuatl-speaking people, call the cave Oxtotitlan (Nahuatl: place of caves).
The site was investigated during the 1960 and 1970 by David Grove. His works contain detailed records of the archaeological site, located on the hill of Quiotepec, one kilometer from the town of Acatlán.

In addition, some textiles Grove photographically recorded that were held by the inhabitants of Acatlán, who reported that these tissues were found inside the cave 2

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