THE STREET OF THE DEAD … IT REALLY WAS

@article{Headrick1999THESO,
  title={THE STREET OF THE DEAD … IT REALLY WAS},
  author={Annabeth Headrick},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={69 - 85}
}
The name “Street of the Dead” used to designate Teotihuacan's main avenue originates from a Nahuatl notation on a sixteenth-century map. Though this “story” is often deemed apocryphal, I argue in this paper that oral tradition preserved conceptual information that may not be archaeologically recoverable. Support for this position comes from comparative cultural analysis of Mesoamerican mortuary bundles as they are expressed in ritual and iconography. Crucial to this argument are the well-known… 

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