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  title={The macuahuitl: an innovative weapon of the Late Post-Classic in Mesoamerica},
  author={Marco Antonio Cervera Obreg{\'o}n},
  journal={Arms \& Armour},
  pages={127 - 148}
Abstract This study is intended to shed some light on a number of issues relating to the famous Aztec weapon called the macuahuitl. This well-known artefact still presents many problems of interpretation, resulting in a polemic that still rages regarding its origin, spatial-temporal distribution and its real role in Mesoamerican cultural development. The subject of warfare in Mesoamerica is still one of the main areas of investigation for many researchers. However, it is common for researchers… 

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