Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World

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Dumbarton Oaks, 2007 - History - 640 pages
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This volume had its beginnings in the two-day colloquium, "Rethinking Chichén Itzá, Tula and Tollan," that was held at Dumbarton Oaks. The selected essays revisit long-standing questions regarding the nature of the relationship between Chichen Itza and Tula. Rather than approaching these questions through the notions of migrations and conquests, these essays place the cities in the context of the emerging social, political, and economic relationships that took shape during the transition from the Epiclassic period in Central Mexico, the Terminal Classic period in the Maya region, and the succeeding Early Postclassic period.

 

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Contents

Foreword 9
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Preface I
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The Development of an Archaeological Myth 85
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Chichen Itzd Tula and the Epiclassic Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World System 129
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New Perspectives on Tulas Obsidian Industry
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New Excavations at Chichen Itzd Yucatan 151
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Hieroglyphic Texts from Chichen Itzd and Its Neighbors 205
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Whats Toltcc at Uxmal and Chichen Itzd? Merging Maya and Mesoamerican
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Yaxuna and Chichen Itzd 345
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The Timing and Nature of the Tula Chichen Itzd Exchange 377
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So What Else is New? A Cholulacentric Perspective on Lowland
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The Design
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Are We Asking the Right Questions? 579
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A Historiographic A fterword 619
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