By William L. Fash, David Carrasco
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Davíd Carrasco is a historian of religions and director of the Mesoamerican Archive, University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of Religions of Mesoamerica: Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers. Jane Stevenson Day is director of the Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, with a special interest in the pre-Columbian arts of Costa Rica. H. and (with Fernando Horcasitas) is translator and editor of Diego Durán's Book of the Gods and Rites and the Ancient Calendar.
That conference, "Consultation on the Future of Aztec Studies: Center and Periphery in the Mexica World," strove to nurture a working group of scholars who would interact for a decade by focusing on a set of research problems of common interest within the field of Aztec studies. Up to this point, our work had been directed by the compaction of Aztec art, religious symbols, political authority, and military power within the centered mass of the Templo Mayor. Now, our goal was to shift the perspective in Aztec studies and look at Tenochtitlan, the Templo Mayor, and the consolidation of the Mexica worldview from the perspective of the periphery, from the points of view of such places as Texcoco, Tlatelolco, Mt.
David Carrasco (Oxford: BAR International Series no. 515, 1989). A number of original articles by participants included in that work helped set the stage for the formation of this volume. Page 1 PART I NEW DISCOVERIES AT EL TEMPLO MAYOR, TLATELOLCO, AND MT. 1). D. 1390, the period before the Mexicas liberated themselves from the rule of Azcapotzalco, under whom they were subjugated. In trying to find elements that would permit us more positively to elucidate our chronology which we still consider subject to revision it was proposed that we dig a trench in front of each one of the stairways that lead to the upper part of the Stage II area of the temple, where the adoratorios dedicated to Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli are located.