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Author(s): Adrian Velazquez

Year: 2015

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Recent investigations about the Tenochca objects have shown that the mexica produced many of the pieces that they deposited inside of the offerings they buried in their Great Temple and its surrounding buildings. It seems that it was during the reigned of Axayacatl (1469-1481 A.D.) that the mexica decided to create their own imperial style not only in terms of forms and decorations but also in the technological aspect. In the present paper it is presented new data that supports this hypothesis with respect to the mollusk shell objects that have been found in the Tenochca offerings.

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CRAFTING THE TENOCHCA IMPERIAL IDENTITY THROUGH MANUFACTURING SHELL OBJECTS. Adrian Velazquez. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395844)


Identity Shell Tenochca

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America