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WARRIORS, KINGS, AND TEOHUAQUE AT TULA: A RECONSIDERATION OF THE SO-CALLED “WARRIOR PILLARS” ATOP PYRAMID B

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 May 2021

Elizabeth Jiménez García
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Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City
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Abstract

Pyramid B was one of the most important buildings in the sacred precinct of the Early Postclassic city of Tula, Hidalgo. On its summit was a temple supported by anthropomorphic and zoomorphic columns and four pillars containing the reliefs of 16 individuals and other images. Based on comparative analysis with other archaeological specimens and images from conquest era codices, I propose that all 16 individuals were warrior-kings in sacred dress bearing a suite of weapons associated with the Tollan-Xicocotitlan elite.

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Special Section: Tula in the Twenty-First Century: New Data, New Perspectives, New Insights
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