STATE AND SOCIETY AT TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO

@article{Cowgill1997STATEAS,
  title={STATE AND SOCIETY AT TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO},
  author={George L. Cowgill},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  year={1997},
  volume={26},
  pages={129-161}
}
  • G. Cowgill
  • Published 21 October 1997
  • History, Political Science
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
Between 100 BCE and 200 CE, the city of Teotihuacan grew rapidly, most of the Basin of Mexico population was relocated in the city, immense civic-religious structures were built, and symbolic and material evidence shows the early importance of war. Rulers were probably able and powerful. Subsequently the city did not grow, and government may have become more collective, with significant constraints on rulers' powers. A state religion centered on war and fertility deities presumably served elite… 

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