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Xalla, Teotihuacan: A Multifunctional Palace for the Ruling Elite of Teotihuacan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda R. Manzanilla.

In corporate societies such as Teotihuacan, it is not easy to detect the places where the ruling elite dwelt, made decisions, managed goods and labor, or participated in cult activities. Teotihuacan is very different from the Maya urban sites: no royal tomb has been found, rulers are not depicted or easily recognized. The corporate organization may have permeated the ruling elite, where a possible council of lords may have headed the Teotihuacan state. Xalla, with a surface of ca. 50,000 m2, is...