Aztec period houses and terraces at Calixtlahuaca: The changing morphology of a Mesoamerican hilltop urban center

@article{Smith2013AztecPH,
  title={Aztec period houses and terraces at Calixtlahuaca: The changing morphology of a Mesoamerican hilltop urban center},
  author={M. Smith and Aleksander Borejsza and A. Huster and C. Frederick and I. R. L{\'o}pez and Cynthia Heath-Smith},
  journal={Journal of Field Archaeology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={227 - 243}
}
  • M. Smith, Aleksander Borejsza, +3 authors Cynthia Heath-Smith
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Journal of Field Archaeology
  • Abstract Calixtlahuaca, a Middle–Late Postclassic site in the Toluca Valley of central Mexico, was occupied ca. a.d. 1100–1530. Our excavations reveal some of the processes involved in the creation, functions, and decay of a large hilltop urban center. At its height, the majority of the site’s surface (264 ha) was covered with residential-agricultural terraces supported by a complex water management system. House construction techniques included the use of adobe brick, wattle-and-daub, and… CONTINUE READING
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