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  •  That is a old old old soap box, my friend. (8+ / 0-)

    Almost all modern archaeology is either settlement or household archaeology.

    For my dissertation I excavated an Early Postclassic period commoner household. Very few people are still excavating large temples or structures anymore, for a plethora of reasons. One being that no one has enough funding to reconstruct or protect them.

    But another is for the reason you state.

    I did not get further into what exactly happened in the center of Teotihuacan, because that is a long lengthy discussion, and we really don't know the answer. Merely finding that the ceremonial center was burned and not the apartment complexes is not proof that it was an inside job.  

    "... the Professional Left, that is simultaneously totally irrelevant and ruining everything" (Glenn Greenwald)

    by ranger995 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 11:53:16 AM PDT

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