Two heads are better than one: a brief demonstration of the value of interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological inquiry at Teopancazco


  • Andrew Lythe Université de Montréal


Multiethnicity and Migration at Teopancazco provides its readers with a glimpse into the socioeconomic fabric of Classic period (CE 200–550) Teopancazco, a residential compound situated in the southeast corner of Teotihuacan, Mexico. The authors achieve this by revealing the life histories of Teopancazco’s residents by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Drawing upon the disciplines of osteology, biogeochemistry, genetics and archaeology, the authors were able to robustly support their interpretation of Teopancazco as a multiethnic and multicultural district, with a corporate economic structure that was administered by an intermediate elite (Chapter One).


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