The Aztecs


Tenochtitlan, now in Mexico City. 1500's as four million aztecs emerged in the valley of Mexico.


The Aztecs, who probably originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in Mesoamerica around the beginning of the 13th century.


It was eaten in lots of ways, the most common being the good old tortilla - ideally fresh and warm off the clay griddle, but if not, stored and eaten later (useful for farmers, merchants, soldiers, travellers )



Common Aztec homes were made of adobe (sun dried brick made from adobe clay). The main area of the Aztec shelter was one room split up equally into four areas. There was an area for the whole family to sleep in, a family shrine where gods would be kept, a place where meals would be prepared, and then the eating area. There would be thatched roofs, or even terraced roofs.

Comment Stream