Aztlan Affirmed, Part VI: Uto-Aztecan Homeland?
Previous articles in this series have explored what indigenous sources had to say about Aztlan, the legendary homeland of the Mexica. We also learned about Colhuahcan, the mountain containing Chicomoztoc’s seven caves.
Motēuczōma I claimed his sorcerers found the Mexica place of origin. But what does modern science say?
Comparative historical linguistics (and similar branches in anthropology, archaeology, and genetics) have robust, well honed tools. Using them, we know that the language of the Mexica — Nahuatl — derives…