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Mini Arcot

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Transcript of Teotihuancan

By: Mini Arcot
& Amber Neely Basic Information Art Architecture Government Social Structure Existed from 100 BCE- 650 ACE
Located 25 miles north of Mexico City, Mexico
Their major contributions include:
Hydraulic Agriculture
Canals for irrigation
We still learn about Teotihuacán in 2013 because many of their agricultural techniques, such as hydraulic agriculture, and other technologies are still used today.
This civilization is what Aztecs Used to model their temples Most of the art in this civilization is a mix of the art of other Meso-American cultures
The Mayans are heavily influential in the art of this civilization
They painted murals of rituals and scenes of daily life
These murals were typically painted on palace walls and temples
Carved statues of figures, and heads on the outside walls of the palace and temples
typically made of either marble or serpentine
had earrings, necklaces, and pendants
Made jewelery, statues, and other objects of importance out green glass obsidian Urban Planning using precise chessboard (grid) layout
Drainage and water supply systems
Similar temple building techniques to that of the Mayans and Aztecs
temples and palaces were decorated were covered in stucco so that brightly colored murals could be painted on it
Talud-tablero method for facade constructions
Very tall structures
the Pyramid of the (63 meters tall and the base was 215 by 215 meters) Very little is known about the government set up in Teotihuacan
Based on artifacts and other evidence, what is known is that
individual leader such as a king
Seat of government placed in different location due to the different rulers
Probably around 4th century AD the serpent heads were destroyed at the Quetzalcoatl pyramid
Rulers from this time forward placed seat of government at the destroyed Quetzalcoatl right above Avenue of the Dead
The religious leaders were political leaders Teotihuacán Religion Writing/Language Sources sacred-destinations.com/mexico/teotihuacan (Teotihuacan's Culture and History)
http://meta-religion.com/World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Central_america/teotihuacan_culture.htm#.US_7hKLrxcY (Teotihuacan's Culture and Architecture)
universes-in-universe.org/eng/art_destinations/mexico/tour/teotihuacan (Teotihuacan's Government and History
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teotihuacano_Empire (Teotihuacan's History and Art)
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teotihuac%C3%A1n (Teotihuacan's Art and Architecture)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mesoamerica Through careful studying there were 6 distinct social class
There is no conclusion on what these classes are
there is evidence though of complexes that were built the larger the complex, the higher the chance that you were richer.
There might have been many different ethnic group living Teotihuacan Due to the evidence of many ethnic groups being found there were probably many languages
The people of Teotihuacan had a written
this language has yet to be understood The people of Teotihuacan are POLYTHEISTIC
There is agreement that the primary deity is the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan
Probably the same gods as the Mayans and Olmecs
Not very certain how many other deities there were but other examples are:
Storm God
Feathered Serpent
Moon Goddess
Sun God
The Fat God
Practiced Human Sacrifice
Some were decapitated
Others had hearts removed
Repeatedly bludgeoned in the head
Buried alive
victims were typically enemy soldiers Do you want to watch this video?
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