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Tlaxcallan: the archaeology of an ancient republic in the New World

  • Lane F. Fargher (a1), Richard E. Blanton (a2), Verenice Y. Heredia Espinoza (a3), John Millhauser (a4), Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli (a5) and Lisa Overholtzer (a4)...

Arguing from the overall settlement plan and the form of buildings, the authors present a persuasive case that the Late Postclassic city of Tlaxcallan and its near neighbour Tizatlan constitute the central elements of a republican state. This is an unusual political prescription, not only in Mesoamerica but further afield.

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