Archaeology of Teotihuacan, Mexico
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These pages about the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Teotihuacan, Mexico, have been designed for students, scholars and the general public. The information used here is provided by an international archaeological research project focused on the Feathered Serpent Pyramid at Teotihuacan. The documents complement hard-copy publications in Spanish and English which are currently being prepared by the same project. In addition to summarizing material included in these publications, these pages also contain information which the hard-copies do not. One of the main goals of this project is to provide a means by which new data about the Feathered Serpent Pyramid and Teotihuacan can be presented and regularly updated. We hope that information and interpretations encountered in these pages will promote discussion and encourage the exchange of new insights and perspectives that will further interdisciplinary projects in Mesoamerican culture and history.

The pages are organized hierarchically, as shown in the table of contents below. The general index map attached to the bottom of each page can be used to move rapidly to the head page in each category. Previous and Next buttons are useful for those who want to read the pages in hierarchical order. Most of the photos, maps, and plans that accompany the texts have a large version for those who want to examine them in more detail. Just click on them to get larger version.

We plan to expand these pages in a variety of ways in the near future. The pages currently available are experimental; some are still under construction and/or may be replaced with expanded versions. Please revisit us in the future for new and updated versions.

Table of Contents



1 Architecture of the Feathered Serpent Pyramid: General

2 Iconography of the Feathered Serpent Pyramid movie

3 Graves at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid: General

4 Osteology of the Individuals Buried at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid: General

5 Offerings: General

Obsidian General

Greenstone General

Other Stones
Shell General

Organic Materials

6 Looting Episodes at the Feathered Serpent Pyramid movie

7 Chronology: General

Technical Notes

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The Project Templo de Quetzalcoatl was backed jointly by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH); funding was provided by the National Geographic Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Arizona State University Foundation, and others. Field work was carried out under the direction of Rubén Cabrera C. (INAH), George L. Cowgill (ASU), Saburo Sugiyama (ASU), and Carlos Serrano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). These WWW documents were prepared by Sugiyama with the assistance of Michael Ritchie (computer/HTML) and Ian Robertson (language support), and stored in a server at the Archaeological Research Institute, Department of Anthropology, ASU. All rights are reserved; those who wish to use materials published in these pages for purposes beyond non-profit education or research should contact the authors.

Last Update: 8/20/2001
Saburo Sugiyama: Arizona State University, Dept. of Anthropology, Tempe, AZ 85287
©Copyright 1996 Project Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México/ASU
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