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A Long Architectural Sequence at Teotihuacan
Rene Millon and James A. Bennyhoff
Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr., 1961), pp. 516-523
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/278739
Page Count: 8
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A series of superimposed structures spanning the Preclassic, Classic and Postclassic periods was uncovered in 1959 in the Oztoyahualco zone of the ancient city of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico. Superimposed structures spanning so long a period have not previously been found in the Valley. The earliest structures in the sequence are earth floors of the Tzacualli (Teotihuacan I) phase, beneath which were found a number of caches of broken pottery and other objects. These are followed by massive, concrete, ceremonial structures of the Xolalpan (Teotihuacan III) phase and above these are structures built after the fall of Teotihuacan. The nature and distribution of these successive structures is such as to suggest that the locality became sacred in Tzacualli times and maintained this sacred character even after the fall of Teotihuacan. The Tzacualli structures receive primary attention in the discussion because of their importance.
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