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THE TEOTIHUACAN MAPPING PROJECT: EXPERIENCES WITH DATA FILES, BIG QUESTIONS, AND SOME RESEARCH PRIORITIES FOR TEOTIHUACAN

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 August 2015

George L. Cowgill*
Affiliation:
School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287–2402
*
E-mail correspondence to: cowgill@asu.edu

Abstract

This paper summarizes some accomplishments of the Teotihuacan Mapping Project, with particular attention to issues of accuracy and validity. I then describe experiences and lessons learned in creating electronic files derived from Mapping Project field records and collections. I sketch questions about the city and state of Teotihuacan that loom especially large in my own thinking. Finally, I list some specific field projects at Teotihuacan that I think should be given high priority, as well as opportunities with curated materials, records, and electronic files.

Type
Special Section: Taking Stock of Basin of Mexico Archaeology in The Early Twenty-First Century
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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