From Olmecs to Aztecs: 1800 BCE -1325 CE

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Maria Butler, MA, Lecturer Emerita San Diego State University, presents a brief overview (2000 BCE – 1325 CE) about the peopling of ancient civilizations that inhabited Mesoamerica and their contributions to the development of their respective cultures. This includes horticultural development, mathematics, and forms of writing. This lecture will cover the Olmecs, the greatness of Teotihuacan, the Toltec state, the Tarascan kingdom, a brief summary of the Mayan empire, and the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. This San Diego Oasis presentation is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest Branch Library.


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