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Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico
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Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

David M. Carballo


This book examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico, with a primary focus on the later Formative period and the transition to the Classic period. The major societal transformations of this interval occurred approximately 2,000 years ago and over a millennium before Mexico’s best known early civilization, the Aztecs. The book presents a synthesis of data from regional archaeological projects and key sites such as Teotihuacan and Cuicuilco, while relying on the author’s own excavations at the site of La Laguna as the central case study. A pr ... More

Keywords: ancient cities, ancient states, ancient religion, urbanism, pre-Columbian, Mexico, Formative period, La Laguna, Teotihuacan, Aztecs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190251062
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Carballo, author