HUEYATLACO Many of our readers have been interested in the study of the site, Hueyatlaco, located in Puebla, Mexico. Geological Survey sent down a three member team who dated the site and found the range of very ancient dates mentioned above.
That particular site has found remains of human habitation at about between 250,000 to 350,000 years ago. Much of their controversy has been reported by Geologist Virginia Steen-Mc Intyre.
What we do wish to relate to our readers in this article are the steps that we took in parts of the investigation of this enigma.The man who was in charge of this was a very powerful man in the Mexican archaeological community, and no one would confront him directly with these misdeeds.About three years ago, this gentleman passed on to that "big dig in the sky where all archaeologists go." When that happened, it was once again a subject that could be talked about in the archaeological world.We began doing interviews with different people that were related to the site or to the area at that time, We found archaeologists who now are very famous, but who were students then. In fact, he had found no artifacts whatsoever, and had a barren dig at the site.One of them related to us the story that the head Mexican archaeologist had come to him and told him that since his site, that he was excavating, was several hundred feet up the mountain from the site at which these people were excavating, that he should claim that he had found some more artifacts at his site, and that artifacts from his site probably had washed down to their level in ancient times. After the death, some thirty years later, of the "head honcho" of Mexican archaeology, this now-famous archaeologist published a paper simply claiming that he had found nothing.
To him, that was very important, from the standpoint that he could report honestly for the first time in three decades what he had really found.
He was well aware that the head Mexican archaeologist was trying to destroy the validity of the site.
For the sake of continuity, we will give this head Mexican archaeologist the name of "Dagwood." "Dagwood" had an immense amount of power.
He controlled all archaeology executed within the Mexican borders.
He was a very opinionated man, and was a man whom very few people liked.
"Dagwood" not only controlled what archaeology and what sites were excavated, but also controlled what was published about them.