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Tula, and wheeled animal effigies in Mesoamerica

  • Richard A. Diehl (a1) and Margaret D. Mandeville (a2)

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For all an archaeologist's or anthropologist's professional training in how ancient societies organize themselves with ‘appropriate technologies’, it is not easy to grasp how very different those ancient civilizations were from any society we have experienced. Nowhere is this clearer than in Mesoamerica, where cities and empires had no need of the ‘basics’ of urban life as we know it. One of those ‘basics’ is wheels, discussed here in the sole, small context in which they are commonplace in pre-Columbian America.

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Tula, and wheeled animal effigies in Mesoamerica

  • Richard A. Diehl (a1) and Margaret D. Mandeville (a2)

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