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Abstract

In this project I present a survey of multiple theories regarding the dissolution of the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan. This complex city-state was established around 100 BCE and became one of the largest and most powerful sites in Mesoamerica. Located about 25 miles northeast of what is today known as Mexico City, Teotihuacan was home to many advanced technological and social structures, including a pyramid called The Pyramid of the Sun that boasted a base as large as the Great Pyramid of Giza’s. At some time between the 7th and 8th century CE, Teotihuacan went into decline. On this poster, I highlight a few of the most prominent theories regarding the cause of this decline and then conclude with my own observations.

Publication Date

2015

Subject Major(s)

Anthropology, Archaeology

Keywords

Teotihuacan, Mesoamerica, Collapse, Decline, City-state, Civilization, Comparative, Archaeology, Anthropology, Theoretical

Disciplines

Archaeological Anthropology | Latin American History | Social and Cultural Anthropology

Current Academic Year

Senior

Faculty Advisor/Mentor

Dr. Bernard K. Means

Rights

© The Author(s)

The Fall of Teotihuacan

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