Guacimontones Is the name of an old prehispanic settlement located in the city and municipality of Teuchitlán, approximately one hour West of Guadalajara.
Phil Weigand, an American archeologist, historian, and anthropologist, discovered this site. He dedicated himself for 30 years to study this site. He died
in 2011. Weigand, together with his wife Acelia Garcia, re-wrote the history of Western Mexico. This site’s discovery was a turning point to the idea that no
great civilization had developed in the Western part of Mexico, comprising the States of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Nayarit, part of Guerrero, Sinaloa, and Zacatecas.
This area had no evidence of pyramids, or monumental structures, such as the Central or the Southern part of Mexico, or even in other parts of Mesoamerica.