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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Surveying all the - all of this archaeologically wealthy barren area of Tanolipas and Nuevo Leone and seeing what I could learn.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
But landing in the Tampico area, I decided that we couldn't - it wasn't worth doing that until we knew something about the Azteca.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
And we surveyed diligently a good portion of the Huastec region and then settled down to excavate 2 sites.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
1 Las Cloves right in the suburbs of Tampico, which proved to be an extremely interesting site, but a, a 1 period site.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
It was, what I later called a period 5. The Toltec horizon.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
It was - it became very obvious to me then how important it was - how important these 1 period sites are.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
Because everything you find at the site works out to be of that period then you can fill in the cultural inventory of a - of a particular period very well that way.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
It was, it was very lucky because this was a site which was - being at that time destroyed by people looking for subsoil rock to build roads in the area.

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{SPEAKER name="Gordon Ekholm"}
This being a large alluvial area where rock didn't occur.

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So that what we had in the excavations of these - of these rock hunters was a series of beautiful cross section cuts over the entire large site.

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