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Teotihuacan
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The city of Teotihuacan in the highlands of Mexico
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Teotihuacan society
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Colossal pyramids of sun and moon
High point between 400 and 600 C.E.; two hundred thousand
inhabitants
Paintings and murals reflect the importance of priests
Rulers and priests dominated society
Two-thirds of the city inhabitants worked in fields during
daytime
Artisans were famous for their obsidian tools and orange pottery
Professional merchants traded extensively throughout
Mesoamerica
No sign of military organization or conquest
Cultural traditions: ball game, calendar, writing,
sacrifices
Decline of Teotihuacan from about 650 C.E.; was sacked
and destroyed mid-eighth century