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Trilobal Eccentrics at Teotihuacan and Tula

  • Terrance L. Stocker (a1) and Michael W. Spence (a2)

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M-shaped eccentrics at Teotihuacan and Tula are interpreted as being the trilobal element, a symbol for water and blood. This element, represented in chipped stone, mural art, and low relief carving at both sites, argues for considerable cultural continuity between Teotihuacan and Tula. Not only the symbol, but to some degree its socio-ideological context, must have persisted from Teotihuacan times into the late Toltec period.

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Trilobal Eccentrics at Teotihuacan and Tula

  • Terrance L. Stocker (a1) and Michael W. Spence (a2)

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