City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacan

October 11, 2013–May 9, 2014 
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*Note:
This exhibit is suitable for 8th-grade students and up. 


April 11, 3:30 p.m.
Make plans to attend the exhibition-related lecture:
"Butterfly Warriors and Priestly Rites: Examining Teotihuacan Collections in U.S. Museums and the Art Market," by Marc N. Levine, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, and the assistant curator of the Sam Noble Museum.


This exhibition will focus on the daily life of ordinary people at Teotihuacan, and the historic, cultural and social dynamics that shaped this major urban civilization, rather than the elaborate lifestyles of the elite.

It will transform the way we experience and understand this ancient urban center that long predated the Aztecs in Central Mexico.

By looking through the eyes and listening to the sounds of those who live near and work at the site – the artisan, archaeologists and others – visitors will understand more clearly the relationship between ancient Teotihuacan and modern life, as well as what meaning it has to today's city dwellers.

The exhibit will be enhanced by the loan of numerous original archaeological artifacts borrowed from major museums across the country.

Learn about the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory.

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