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By Holly Pittman

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They left no written documents as such. ^* It may be that Teotihuacdn manuscripts, if they existed, were destroyed by later groups, as the Aztecs destroyed the Toltec codices. We can, however, make certain assumptions: the Teotihuacanos probably were mainly of the Utonahua linguistic family, like the later Toltecs and Aztecs. This language originated in northwestern Mexico and overlapped with Otopame in the central valleys. But Teotihuacdn was a multilingual city. People from Oaxaca, Guerrero, the Gulf Coast, and the Maya region lived and worked in special sectors of the city.

Hardoy, analyzing the basic aspects authors speak of a possible Teotihuacan "empire" should perhaps limit this idea to spiritual, cultural, city's plan, concludes that "the three symmetry of elements within groups; and the use of simple masses, arc most in isolation or connected by platforms of lesser height decisively planned. ), as . . of many "standard" blocks in the residential zones, This same measure, probably a multiple of a much smaller pattern, emerges as the distance from axis to axis between each of the stepped are the proportions bases that border the Citadel.

And the residential sector, which had once centered mainly to the northwest of the two great pyramids, in a place where the land lent itself less to farming, now suddenly began to grow in all directions, outward from the Avenue of the Dead and from the broad East and West Avenues apparently, of a very special kind (plates 30, 39). perpendicular to From it It (plate 38). the standpoint of urban planning in Mesoamerica, this expansion, which assumed a fairly regular checkerboard pattern, seems to have signified nation a real revolution.

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