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