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Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes by William L. Fash, David Carrasco

By William L. Fash, David Carrasco

As a result of 4 years of cooperative learn among the college of Colorado and the Templo Mayor undertaking of Mexico?’s nationwide Institute of Anthropology and historical past, Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes (formerly on hand as to alter position) deals new interpretive types from the fields of archaeoastronomy, background of faith, anthropology, paintings heritage, and archaeology. incorporated are contributions by means of such famous specialists as Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Dav?­d Carrasco, Alfredo L??pez Austin, Doris Heyden, Richard F. Townsend, Anthony Aveni, Henry B. Nicholson, Elizabeth Boone, Felipe Solis, and Johanna Broda, with a brand new creation via William Fash.

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When the affected individual tries to cat, talk, or laugh, there is a very characteristic expression on one-half of the face. If the excavated head was made to represent a paralysis, it is important to describe, however briefly, some of the characteristics of illnesses and their relation to certain gods of the Nahua pantheon. One of the studies that has shed bright light on the relations among the human body, illness, society, myths, cosmovision, and certain beliefs of the Nahuas, is without a doubt Alfredo López Austin's, Cuerpo Humano e Ideología.

Henry B. Nicholson, who wrote "Religion in Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico" for the Handbook of Middle American Indians, is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Juan Alberto Román Berrelleza is a physical anthropologist active in the excavations at El Templo Mayor and Tlatelolco, Mexico City. Lawrence E. Sullivan is director of the Center for the Study of World Religions and professor of history of religions at Harvard University. He is the author of Icanchu's Drum: An Orientation to Meaning in South American Religions.

In trying to find elements that would permit us more positively to elucidate our chronology which we still consider subject to revision it was proposed that we dig a trench in front of each one of the stairways that lead to the upper part of the Stage II area of the temple, where the adoratorios dedicated to Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli are located. These trenches were two meters wide and were dug in the center of each stairway. The stones that formed the stairs were dismantled, numbered, and photographed, and were to be replaced once the excavation was finished.

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