Mesoamerica notes 9-26 - Toltecs o Migrat from northwest...

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Toltecs o Migrat from northwest mexico to Tula, near mexico city High point 950-1150 Urban area has 60,000 people, an another 60,000 in surrounding area Loose military alliance Roots in Teotihuacan Cult of Quetzalcoatl based on Topiltzin o Contact with socieities in the Andes, trade with NM and AZ o Civilizations destroyed due to enviormental factors, internal strife, nomadic incurions Chimu Empire o S. American coast o Capital city of Chan Chan host to population of approximately 25-60k o Ruling class descended from Moche nobles o Chimu lords lived in seclusion o Elaborate funerals accompanied by human sacrifice o Forced labor on infrastructure projects o Climate change could disrupt irragation o Eventually absorbed by the Inca in 14 th century Tiwanaku o Andean highlands o Small urban population o Ceremonial and political center o Expansion rooted in agriculture amd tech o Contruction projects for drainage Mexica (Aztec) Migrants from the NW moving through central mexico
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Pettegrew during the Fall '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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