Humanity, from the beginning of its existence, has been concerned with establishing a place to live and another to die. History museums give us examples of burials near family homes in which death was given a special meaning, due to the care in handling the deceased, the offerings and utensils that were placed along with the bodies.
The explanation of the beginning and the end of life is a constant search in all societies throughout history. In the Mesoamerican area, where important civilizations developed before the Spanish conquest, the vision of human life was organically linked to nature and the cosmos. The people of that time, from about a thousand years before our era, thought that death was something incomprehensible. They understood that there were superior forces of nature that determine the cycle of life and they were highly respected.