The Maya and Teotihuacan: Reinterpreting Early Classic

The Maya and Teotihuacan: Reinterpreting Early Classic Interaction Since the s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered Many scholars have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers perhaps even giving rise to state level political organizations Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography and epigraphy to offer a nuanced understanding of the interaction between the Early Classic Maya and Teotihuacan Investigating a range of Maya sites, including Kaminaljuyu, Copan, Tikal, Altun Ha, and Oxkintok, they demonstrate that the influence of Teotihuacan on the Maya varied in nature and duration from site to site, requiring a range of models to explain the patterns of interaction Moreover, they show that the interaction was bidirectional and discuss how the Maya in turn influenced Teotihuacan


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