An obsidian blade fragment from the Pachuca source in the modern state of Hidalgo, Mexico.  The obsidian from this source has a greenish hue, a symbolically significant color for Mesoamerican peoples.

An obsidian blade fragment from the Pachuca source in the modern state of Hidalgo, Mexico. The obsidian from this source has a greenish hue, a symbolically significant color for Mesoamerican peoples. Image courtesy of Proyecto Costa Escondida Maritime Maya 2011 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

 

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