The Original Villages of Mexico City: New ways describe History and Agriculture
Hermenegildo R. Losada, Juan M. Vargas, José Cortés, Jorge E. Vieyra, Viridiana Alemán, René Rodríguez, Lorena Luna

The original villages of the Valley of Mexico are elements associated with cultural and agricultural traditions of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and subsequent eras up to the present, strength which has enabled them to preserve their identity and traditions for five centuries. Their inhabitants are descendants of a complex and continuous historical process involving the people who lived in the Valley before the conquest and who now form part of the population of Mexico City. Despite urbanization, they have found new spaces and substrates conducive to maintaining strong links with their indigenous origins, ancestral worldview, social organization and kinship. The production systems have survived from pre-Hispanic and colonial times influenced by the topology of the city. Urban agriculture maintains the original goals of promoting the economic development an urban-cultural center as the city of Mexico. Understanding these indigenous peoples is essential to understanding the historical culture of the city itself.

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