The mission of the H-Nahuatl network is to provide a simple medium where scholars interested in studying the Nahua or Nahuatl (Aztecs or Aztec language) can go to be in communication with others. The network will accept postings in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and French. Historically the network has addressed issues relevant to understanding nuances of Nahuatl, the grammar and structure of the language. It also serves as a place where the general public can inquire about specific issues of the Nahua. Lastly, it provides a forum wherein scholars can announce their research plans and seek assistance from others in the field.

Household complex in Tenochtitlan

INAH researchers have released information about excavations of a household complex in Tenochtitlan, near modern Plaza Garibaldi.  It was the Texcatzonco neighborhood of Cuepopan. It seems that pre-contact rituals continued in the household for quite some time after the Spanish invasion, definitively after 1521.


CFP / Save the date - Northeastern Nahuatl Conference, April, 2022

The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars 2022 meeting will be held from April 22-24, at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.  Scholars interested in presenting may now send in their proposals, with a 250-word abstract.  Successful proposals will be notified by March 1.  After that date proposals will be accepted on a space-available basis.


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Aztec Mirror in Elizabeth's Court

Recent reports have shown that an obsidian mirror used by the astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, came from mines near Pachuca, Hidalgo.

Smithsonian has a report available to all readers:


The original piece appeared in Antiquity, if your institution has a subscription: