Aztec Archaeological Sites in Mexico

This talk will be a virtual tour of Aztec archaeological sites in central Mexico. Aztec villages were not greatly different from many sites in the Southwestern U.S. Aztec cities, on the other hand, were much larger than most Southwestern sites and had a series of monumental civic buildings. These structures—including temple-pyramids, ballcourts, palaces, and formal plazas—illustrate how settlements in Mesoamerica differed from those in the Southwest. Dr. Smith will talk about his excavations at Aztec village, town, and city sites and show images of Aztec settlements throughout central Mexico.