The Archaeological Study of Empires and Imperialism in Pre-Hispanic

@inproceedings{Smith2001TheAS,
  title={The Archaeological Study of Empires and Imperialism in Pre-Hispanic},
  author={Michael E. Smith and Lisa M. Montiel},
  year={2001}
}
The hegemonic-type empires of ancient Mesoamerica are difficult to study archaeologically because they left fewer material traces than more territorially organized empires such as the Inka or Roman cases. We present a material culture model for the identification of such empires using archaeological data. The model, based upon Michael Doyle’s analytical approach to imperialism, is developed from historical and archaeological research on ancient empires from the Old World and South America… 

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