Excavations in Azcapotzalco have discovered a large home dating from the Mexica period. The discioveries include several dwellings, burials, and even a chinampa. It was reported by several sources:
There have been several reports that a small ingot of gold found in the 1980s has been tested an dates to the period of the Spanish invasion. The best hypothesis is that it is part of the treasure amassed by the Spanish, but abandoned during the Noche Triste.
J. F. Scjwaler
List Editor, H-Nahuatl
The journal Tlalocan, published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is pleased to announce its call for papers for volume XXVI. The journal, founded in 1943, is dedicated to the publication of oral and ethnohistorical texts in indigenous languages of the linguistic families found in Mexico. We are now accepting manuscripts for consideration to be published in the upcoming issue. In addition to texts based on oral tradition and written texts based on colonial documents, for instance, we also accept book reviews and notes.
This article from the NYT appeared today, November 18th, on the site Art Daily.
The Gaceta of UNAM has an long article about the project to translate Nahuatl Biblical texts into Spanish by a group of scholars including Fernando Nava, Heréndira Téllez, and Leopoldo Valiñas.
John F. Schwaller
University at Albany
NPR featured and interview with Matthew Restall and his new book on Moteuczoma as part of a reevaluation of the conquest of Mexico.
In Mexico there is a project to collect all of the Nahuatl sermons from the colonial period in the Mexican Biblioteca Nacional and translate them into Spanish. Their website is this:
To enhance the experience, they have made a short video of an animated Nahuatl sermon being read aloud:
Cerveza Victoria, one of the brands of Grupo Modelo (half-owned by Anheuser-Busch part of InBev), has released a commercial in Nahuatl, entitled "Viaje a Mictlan."
The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars has announced the dates for the May 2020 meeting. Please save the following dates: Friday, April 24 (noon) through Sunday, April 26. The 2020 meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Formal call for proposals will occur early in 2019, wherein successful proposals will be approved on a space available basis.