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Teotihuacan and the Integration of Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Teotihuacan emerged as the first great empire in Mesoamerica. It also penetrated far north into the desert and south into the Maya area. Its economy penetrated much of Mesoamerica and drew in ethnic ... More


The Impact Beyond the Empire

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Teotihuacan did not overthrow other empires, but dominated largely in the absence of other significant Mesoamerican powers. Teotihuacan exercised power and honed its military skills locally, but ... More


The Fall of Teotihuacan and Its Aftermath

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Significant changes took place in Teotihuacan's military, affecting armaments, organization, and tactics. Teotihuacan's trade and colonial network show a progressive withdrawal on all fronts that ... More


The Late Classic Interregnum

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Following Teotihuacan's decline, various Maya cities reasserted themselves, albeit in smaller political groupings, and continued a more limited exchange. Warfare increased with the disintegration of ... More


The Reintegration of Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The population of the Valley of Mexico became more dispersed and ruralized following Teotihuacan's decline, although the northern third of the valley was densely settled, culturally eclipsing the ... More


A Master Artisan?: Tribute to the Founder of a Teotihuacán Apartment Compound

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of an older man from Teotihuacán (Tlamimilolpa period, A.D. 250–300). The location of this grave and the elaborate accompanying grave goods (including a shell ... More


How Mesoamerican Are the Nahua Languages?

Jane H. Hill

in Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066103
eISBN:
9780813058276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066103.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Epiclassic Period is generally recognized as an era of major expansions of Nahua-speaking communities throughout Central Mexico, east to the Gulf Coast, and south into Central America. However, ... More


Three Migration Case Studies from the Tula Region

Dan M. Healan and Robert H. Cobean

in Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066103
eISBN:
9780813058276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066103.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Systematic surveys in the Tula region in southern Hidalgo has revealed a long and diverse history of settlement that included at least three different episodes of migration. Each was quite different ... More


Migration and the Coyotlatelco Ceramic Tradition: Evidence from El Bajío

Christine Hernández and Dan M. Healan

in Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066103
eISBN:
9780813058276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066103.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues that the Late Classic/Epiclassic ceramic style known as Coyotlatelco has roots in the eastern El Bajío of Near West Mexico. Coyotlatelco became a widespread ceramic tradition in ... More


Classic Period Migration in the Maya Area: A Morphometric Analysis

B. Scott Aubry

in Migrations in Late Mesoamerica

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066103
eISBN:
9780813058276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066103.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This study addresses long-standing issues regarding the nature of interregional interaction between central Mexico and the Maya area through the analysis of dental variation. In total, 23 sites were ... More


The Debated Role of Migration in the Fall of Ancient Teotihuacan in Central Mexico

George L. Cowgill

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The best evidence about ancient migrations will likely come from DNA and good skeletal and dental proxies for DNA. Stable isotopes of strontium and oxygen are less secure indicators. Local adoption ... More


Mesoamerica: A Constellation of Cities

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ancient Mesoamerica was home to a great number of cities. Some of them were very large, for instance Teotihuacan and especially Tenochtitlan. This chapter presents the extant documentary and ... More


. Indigenous Invasions Mexicans & Maya from Teotihuacan to Tollan

Laura E. Matthew

in Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835371
eISBN:
9781469601793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882580_matthew.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The colonial era of the Mexicanos started with the sixteenth-century invasion of Guatemala. This chapter seeks to clarify the terms mexicano or “Mexican”, and the Mexico-Mayan relationship. It also ... More


Mesoamerica: A Deep History

David M. Carballo

in Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190864354
eISBN:
9780197503829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864354.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

A deep history of Mesoamerica traces how the transition from nomadic foragers to settled farmers of maize and other crops resulted in the first villages, unifying art styles, and later cities, ... More


Ancient Maya Queenship: Generations of Crafting State Politics and Alliance Building from Kaanul to Waka’

Olivia C. Navarro-Farr, Keith Eppich, David A. Freidel, and Griselda Pérez Robles

in Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066226
eISBN:
9780813058375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Olivia Navarro-Farr and colleagues explore another example of how the Snake Kings manipulated the political landscape of the Classic period with a fascinating case study in ancient Maya queenship at ... More


Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

David M. Carballo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190251062
eISBN:
9780190251086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251062.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico, with a primary focus on the later Formative period and the transition to the Classic ... More


AD 550–600 Collapse at Teotihuacan: Testing Climatic Forcing from a 2400-Year Mesoamerican Rainfall Reconstruction

Matthew S. Lachniet and Juan Pablo Bernal-Uruchurtu

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

We analyze a 2400-year rainfall reconstruction from an ultra-high-resolution absolutely-dated stalagmite (JX-6) from southwestern Mexico (Lachniet et al., 2012). Oxygen isotope variations correlate ... More


Formative to Classic in Central Mexico

David M. Carballo

in Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190251062
eISBN:
9780190251086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251062.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The chapter provides a broad synthesis of over one millennia of central Mexican prehistory spanning the Formative and Classic periods, with particular focus on the later Formative (ca. 600 BC—AD 100) ... More


Maya and Inca

Brian Fagan

in From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160918
eISBN:
9780197562055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160918.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

Bernal Diaz de Castillo was a young soldier serving under Hernán Cortés on that memorable day in November 1519 when a small detachment of conquistadors gazed down at the city of Tenochtitlán, the ... More


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