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Author Sugiyama, Saburo.

Title Human sacrifice, militarism, and rulership : materialization of state ideology at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan / Saburo Sugiyama
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New studies in archaeology
New studies in archaeology.
Contents COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; FIGURES; TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 Introduction: cognition of state symbols and polity; 2 Background: data and ideation; 3 The Ciudadela and the city layout; 4 Architecture and sculpture; 5 Burials; 6 Offerings; 7 Overview: sacrificial and elite burials; 8 Conclusion: the Feathered Serpent Pyramid as symbol of sacrifice, militarism, and rulership; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary In the first two centuries AD, Teotihuacan was the largest urban centre in the New World and the Feathered Serpent Pyramid a spectacular symbol of state power. Sugiyama investigates the ritual sacrifices that marked the erection of the Pyramid and the role of warfare and sacrifice in early Teotihuacan statecraft
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Arizona State University, 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán.
Human sacrifice -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán -- Antiquities.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán -- Politics and government.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- San Juan Teotihuacán -- Rites and ceremonies.
Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity)
San Juan Teotihuacán (Mexico) -- Antiquities.
Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004056819
ISBN 0511113250 (electronic bk.)
0511489560 (electronic bk.)
9780511113253 (electronic bk.)
9780511489563 (electronic bk.)