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.

IDIEZ 2022-23 Intensive Winter Nahuatl Course in Zacatecas

THE TENTH IDIEZ INTENSIVE WINTER NAHUATL COURSE will be held in person in the city of Zacatecas from December 26, 2022 to January 6, 2023.

The two-week, 60 hour course in Modern Huastecan Nahuatl includes:
1. four hours daily of classroom instruction at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
2. one hour daily of conversation
3. preparation of a traditional meal from the Huasteca
4. participation in the Seventh Colloquium of Studies in Nahuatl Language and Culture

Templo Mayor news late November 2022

Reuters has published an article on recent excavations at the Templo Mayor, digging deeper into the cache previously reported containing sea creatures an a jaguar. Leonardo López Luján, Director of the Templo Mayor project, has proposed that they might have found the burial of Ahuitzotl. López Luján previously conjectured that Ahuitzotl was buried under the Tlalteuctli stone discovered a few years ago.

 

Xochiayotl - Strategy reconsidered

A recent article questions the number of captives from the Flower Wars (Xochiyaotl). Robert William Martin proposes that the capture of enemies was not an overriding issue in Mexica military strategy. The link below will take you to the article, but it is behind a paywall unless your university affiliation provides access.

 

Recent articles

There are some recent articles of interest featuring Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli:

On the Tezcatlipoca front, Ben Leeming published a great account of the discovery and work with the manuscript that was the basis for "Aztec Antichrist"

https://www.sapiens.org/language/aztec-antichrist/

 

Huitxilopochtli is the focus of a new articles by Leonardo Lopez de Lujan:

https://arqueologiamexicana.mx/mexico-antiguo

 

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