Long distance trade has always fascinated people who are interested in the Mayan cultures. Evidence indicates that the Mayan trading system was very extensive. No one knows for sure if Teotihuacan ever had a military presence in the Mayan populated areas. However, Teotihuacan style pottery has been excavated from numerous Mayan sites. Also, gold from western Mexico has been found at Chichen Itza, and copper bells from Honduras have been excavated at numerous Mayan sites.