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Unformatted text preview: Agriculturalists Planting crops Population increases, but they are still labour-poor societies Similarities to Middle Eastern / European Neolithic Revolution Kinship – Clans, Matriliny (social recognition passed on through the mother), polygamy Religion – Dedicated sites, elaborated ceremonies Class and social hierarchy – Priests, warriors, political issues Tenochtitlan Floating gardens Mexica empire Very, very, large city (larger than Rome) Organized religion (sun was chief, sacrifices of captured / conquered) Class Structure of Mexica Empire Lords (administrators) Chosen by merit Responsible for certain regions Chieftains Warriors Priests (two high priests, many lower priests) Merchants and artisans Farmers (compulsory armed service, but not slaves)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor C.daniels during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '07