Aztecs

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Abstract

This article reviews the material culture of Aztec ritual and religion under four headings: temples and offerings, key deities, cult objects, and ceremonies. Because there is a massive literature of primary and secondary historical sources on Aztec religion, it concentrates primarily on archaeological materials; apart from the Templo Mayor, these remain poorly known today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743450
ISBN (Print)9780199232444
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

Keywords

  • Ceremonies
  • Cult objects
  • Deities
  • Material culture
  • Offerings
  • Religion
  • Ritual
  • Temples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Smith, M. (2012). Aztecs. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232444.013.0036