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Teotihuacan Influence in the Maya Area as Documented by Archaeological Fieldwork and Museum Collections

Author(s): Stephanie Lozano

Year: 2017

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Summary

There is extensive evidence of the exchange that occurred between Teotihuacan and the Maya area and new evidence has continued to surface in recent archaeological literature and in museum collections. This paper has several main objectives, first to revisit the history of research and analysis of iconographic symbols and epigraphy within the Maya area that notes a Teotihuacan influence. Secondly, to point out that the Maya obtained Central Mexican symbols and writing not merely for their exoticness but rather for what they represented as powerful instruments used within sacred ritual activity at Teotihuacan. Finally, this investigation offers new perspectives found within museum collections on cultural and ideological exchange between Teotihuacan and the Maya.


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Teotihuacan Influence in the Maya Area as Documented by Archaeological Fieldwork and Museum Collections. Stephanie Lozano. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429318)


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Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16706

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