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By Sigvald Linne, George L. Cowgill, Staffan Brunius

ISBN-10: 0817312935

ISBN-13: 9780817312930

The book of this publication makes to be had once again the real paintings conducted by means of the Swedish archaeologist Sigvald Linne (1899-1986) at the web site of Xolalpan, a part of the Teotihuacan advanced in Mexico. initially released in 1934, and now with a brand new foreword by way of Staffan Brunius and an creation by way of George L Cowgill, Linne's account of the excavation and reveals was once one of many first investigations during this box to envision a family place of dwelling clear of the most important pyramids which have been the point of interest of loads cognizance. The growth of the excavation, the graves that have been exposed, in addition to the variety of unearths recovered, together with utilitarian ceramics, incense burners, spindle whorls, clay and stone gadgets, collectible figurines and bone artefacts, are all mentioned through Linne.

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Eccentric obsidian objects... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 15 1 15 2 SLATE AND MICA _............................................................... 153 OBJECTS OF BONE ................................................................ ISS MOLLUSK MATERIAL FROM THE SITES ........................................ 15 8 COLOUR MATERIALS ..................... _....................... " .. , ..........

138 Ear-plugs and problematic objects .................................................. 140 OBJECTS OF OBSIDIAN .......................................................... 143 Flake knives ..................................................................... Leaf-shaped blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 146 Spear-heads and arrow-points ......................................................

This is supposedly the origin of the ancient tradition that assigns to these two great pyramids their pertinence to the sun and the moon, respectively. Whether this actually is an unbroken tradition from the era of the pyramids, or whether this significance has been given to the building works in question by a later population, is naturally impossible of determination. La Ciudadela, or the temple of Quetzalcoatl as the building complex nowadays is generally called, largely speaking consists of a spreading establishment surrounded by broad embankment walls.

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